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Bright lights, big stage There may be a few new faces on the big stage next weekend in Fort Loramie, but every piece of the 2013 Country Concert puzzle has one thing in common: they’re all fan favorites. Country music aficionados will get to see some of the industry’s biggest stars at this year’s concert, which runs Thursday through Saturday at Hickory Hill Lakes in Fort Loramie. “Who better to listen to than the people that come?” said Country Concert representative Paul Barhorst. “We do a survey every year and that’s how we come up with the lineup. We listen to the fans and try to get the best available.” See Valley, Page


Leaks raise concerns WASHINGTON (AP) — Before Edward Snowden began leaking national security secrets, he twice cleared the hurdle of the federal government’s background check system first at the CIA, then as a systems analyst at the National Security Agency. Snowden’s path into secretive national security jobs has raised concerns about the system that outsources many of the government’s most sensitive background checks to an army of private investigators. See Page A5.

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Fire crews work the crash site of Asiana Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco on Saturday.

Jetliner crash lands At least 2 dead, dozens injured SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Asiana Airlines flight crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, killing at least two people, injuring dozens of others and forcing passengers to jump down the emergency inflatable slides to safety as flames tore through the plane. One person was unaccounted for from among the 307 passengers and crew, said airport spokesman Doug Yakel. He said 181 people were taken to local hospitals. There were 291 passengers and 16 crew members. San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said the investigation has been turned over to the FBI and terrorism has been ruled out. The Federal Aviation Administration said Flight 214 from Seoul, South Korea, crashed while landing before noon PDT. A video clip posted to YouTube showed smoke coming from a jet

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on the tarmac. Passengers could be seen jumping down the emergency slides. The top of the fuselage was burned away and the entire tail was gone. One engine appeared to have broken away. Pieces of the tail were strewn about the runway. Emergency responders could be seen walking inside the burnedout wreckage.

It wasn’t immediately clear what happened to the plane as it was landing, but some eyewitnesses said the aircraft seemed to lose control and that the tail may have hit the ground. Stephanie Turner saw the plane going down and the rescue slides deploy, but returned to her • See CRASH on A2

Couple restoring structure designed by Thomas Edison BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer

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Investigators pass the detached tail and landing gear of Asiana Flight 214 after it crashed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday reiterated that the U.S. is not aligned with and is not supporting any particular Egyptian political party or group and again condemned the ongoing violence across Egypt. Obama made those points during a telephone conference with the National Security Council about developments in Egypt, according to a statement issued by the White House. He was spending the weekend at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland. “The United States categorically rejects the false claims propagated by some in Egypt that we are working with specific political parties or movements to dictate how Egypt’s transition should proceed,” the White House statement said. “We remain committed to the Egyptian people and their aspirations for democracy, economy opportunity and dignity. But the future path of Egypt can only be determined by the Egyptian people.” The White House statement repeated key assertions Obama and other U.S. officials have made since the Egyptian military ousted the democratically elected president of Egypt, calling for an inclusive process allowing for all groups and parties to participate, urging all Egyptian leaders to condemn the use of force and to prevent further violence, and urging demonstrators to conduct themselves peacefully. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke again Saturday to Egypt’s defense minister, emphasizing the need for a peaceful civilian transition in Egypt and noting “the importance of security for the Egyptian people, Egypt’s neighbors and the region,” the Defense Department said in a statement. Hagel also spoke to Crown Prince Sheik Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates on Saturday to discuss Egypt and “matters of mutual security concern in the Middle East,” Pentagon press secretary George Little said in the statement. Secretary of State John Kerry has been in touch hourly with the U.S. ambassador to Egypt, Anne W. Patterson, and has spoken in the last two days to officials in the region, the State Department said.

A few years ago, Troy residents Keith and Lisa Bowman decided that, as a plan for their future retirement, they wanted to buy a property and eventually start a business, anything from a potential general store to a restaurant or cafe. And that’s when the Bowmans got the bright idea to purchase the property at 114 E. Water St. (along with the parking lot), which, as it turns out, is an Edison Illuminating Co. building designed by CIVITAS MEDIA PHOTO/MIKE ULLERY Thomas Edison himself for Keith Bowman discusses the restoration project on the former Weaver Paint Store at the purposes of bringing 114 E. Water St. in Piqua. Bowman, and his wife Lisa, purchased the building and the electricity to the city of 1 adjoining parking lot and have begun restoring the more than century-old building. Piqua.

PIQUA After keeping an eye on the location for a while, the Bowmans closed on the site last July and have a large task awaiting them as the couple hope to fully renovate the building, paying particularly close attention to restoring the building back to its original specifications. Keith, 50, an engineer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and Lisa, 46, a teacher at Graham, said they fell in love with the building and its rich history, which includes once housing a sheet metal shop, a Hardenbrook Ford dealership and, most • See EDISON on A2

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Health law will be judged on 3 questions WASHINGTON (AP) — Three months before uninsured people can start shopping for coverage, some big unknowns loom over President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The surprise announcement this past week that the White House is delaying a requirement that many employers offer coverage raised questions about other major parts of the biggest expansion of society’s safety net since Medicare nearly 50 years ago. One delay may not matter much in the end. People will judge Obama’s law on three main points: premiums, choice and the overall consumer experience. Only partial answers can be gleaned now, and they don’t necessarily fall along predictable lines. Basic economics suggests premiums will be higher than what many people who buy their own coverage pay now, especially the young and healthy. The new policies provide better benefits, and starting next year, insurers won’t be able to turn away the sick. But

the pocketbook impact will be eased by new tax credits and other features that people soon will discover. As for choice, Obama’s plan isn’t likely to deliver the dozens of options available to seniors through Medicare. But limited choices may not be seen as a step backward because in most states the individual health insurance market is now dominated by a single insurer. The consumer experience shopping online for insurance remains the biggest unknown and a risk. Squads of technology experts federal, state, insurer and contractor employees are trying mesh government and private computer systems together in ways that haven’t been tried before. It may not feel like Many people could default to enrolling the low-tech way, through call centers or even through the mail. Health care politics divided the nation even before the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, and the law’s full implementation

four years later is shaping up as a tale of two Americas. The rollout might go well in mostly Democratic states that prepared, while it clatters and clunks in mainly Republican ones that resisted Obama’s law. Millions of poor people will be denied coverage next year because they live in states that are refusing the law’s Medicaid expansion. But most workers now covered on the job should not see major changes. political strategists With already honing health care attack lines for next year’s congressional elections, a former U.S. health secretary has an admonition for both parties. Mike Leavitt put in place the Medicare prescription drug plan for President George W. Bush in 2006 and now heads a consulting firm that advises states on Obama’s law. “It’s important for all of us to remember that it’s not political parties who are affected in the long run, it’s people,” Leavitt said recently. “It will be millions of people … many of whom are the less

fortunate, and those who have dramatic health problems.” The Obama administration sees encouraging signs in states that have released premiums for next year, as well as from rates filed directly with the federal government but not yet publicly revealed. “We are seeing increased choice and affordable premiums,” said Mike Hash, head of the Department of Health and Human Services’ health reform office. But what will consumers see? The data-crunching company Avalere Health found that in nine states that have released premiums, the rates appear to be lower than the Congressional Budget Office estimated when the law was being drafted in 2009. But Avalere vice president Caroline Pearson acknowledges that doesn’t represent the cost comparison a consumer might make. Most people who now buy policies individually could see an increase from what they’re now paying.



Building owner Lisa Bowman uses a magnifying glass to bring out detail in an 1885 image of a canal boat crew passing by their Water Street building.

Edison ■ CONTINUED FROM A1 recently, Weaver’s Paint Store. But it’s the building’s history as it relates to Edison himself that truly intrigued the Bowmans. “The thing that caught our attention wasn’t the history of the sheet metal folks or Hardenbrook Ford, but it being an Edison building,” Keith said. “As far as it being an Edison building … and being an engineer, Edison was the engineer of all engineers. It’s been a real history lesson as we dig through all of the layers.” The Bowmans are trying to learn as much about the site as they can, and learned a little bit more information about the site after reviewing some online materials obtained through Rutgers University concerning the Edison Illuminating Co. But they are hoping to learn more. In fact, they are encouraging anyone who may have information or photographs about the struc-

ture’s history to get in contact with them. Keith said the photographs are especially important because he hopes to restore the buiding back to its original state. Those who might have such information or photographs should contact the Bowmans at 335-8900. “Each time we do a little more work we find a little bit more information about it,” Keith said.”We are trying to find older pictures, but we can’t find many of them. What did this place look like in 1884 when it opened up?” What the Bowmans have learned thus far is that Piqua’s Edison Illuminating Co. structure was approximately the 15th one built in the country, and of the four that were located in Ohio only the one on East Water Street in Piqua is still standing. Also, the Bowmans said their research shows that the intersection where the building is at was the site of some of the first settlers in the Piqua area, and they

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noted how log cabins were once built at that location. The Bowmans have reviewed several photos of the building from the mid to late 1900s, but are having a hard time finding photographs of what the building looked like in 1884. One aspect of the building that Keith really finds interesting is a car lift he and his son discovered underneath the carpet from the time the building served as a Ford dealer.ship Depending on what the Bowmans do with the building after it’s fully restored, Keith said he would love to incorporate the car lift and maybe place an old automobile on it as a business centerpiece. Keith estimates that in the upstairs alone he and other family members hauled out tons and tons of materials. The items and materials hauled out of the building were either sold to scrap yards or donated to area organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity, the Bowmans said.

hotel room before seeing any passengers get off the jet, she told ABC News. She said when she first saw the flight she noticed right away that the angle of its approach seemed strange. “I mean we were sure that we had just seen a lot of people die. It was awful,” she said. “And it looked like the plane had completely broken apart. There were flames and smoke just billowing.” Kate Belding was out jogging just before 11:30 a.m. on a path across the water from the airport when she noticed the plane approaching the runway in a way that “just didn’t look like it was coming in quite right.” “Then all of a sudden I saw what looked like a cloud of dirt puffing up and then there was a big bang and it kind of looked like the plane maybe bounced (as it neared the ground),” she said. “I couldn’t really tell what happened, but you saw the wings going up and (in) a weird angle.” “Not like it was cartwheeling,” she said, but rather as though the wings were almost swaying from side to side. The National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending a team of investigators to San Francisco to probe the crash. NTSB spokeswoman Kelly Nantel said Saturday that NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman would head the team. Boeing said it was preparing to provide technical assistance to the NTSB. The maker of the plane’s engines, Pratt & Whitney , said it was cooperating with authorities investigating the crash. Asiana is a South Korean airline, second in size to national carrier Korean Air. It has recently tried to expand its presence in the United States, and joined the Star Alliance, which is anchored in the U.S. by United Airlines. The 777-200 is a longrange plane from Boeing.

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Jason Gilbert Date of birth: 10/8/74 Location: Troy Height: 6’0” Weight: 200 Hair color: Brown Eye GILBERT color: Blue Wanted for: Receiving stolen property

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p.m. in the Municipal building. • Brown Township Board of Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. in the Township Building in Conover. • The Union Township Trustees will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Township Building, 9497 Markley Road, P.O. Box E, Laura. Call 698-4480 for more information.

• SINGER TO VISIT: Accomplished musician/singer Tab Community Beechler will perform at the 9:30 a.m. morning worCalendar ship and a 7 p.m. evening concert at West Milton CONTACT US Friends Meeting Church, 47 N. Main St., West Milton. • BREAKFAST SET: Call Melody The American Legion Vallieu at Riders of Post No. 586, TUESDAY 440-5265 to Tipp City, will present an all-you-can eat breakfast list your free from 8-11 a.m. for $6. • LUNCH & LEARN: calendar Items available will be The Tipp City Public items.You bacon, sausage, eggs, Library, 11 E. Main St., pancakes, sausage gravy, hosts bi-weekly Lunch can send waffles, home fries, and Learn sessions. This your news by e-mail to French toast, biscuits, regweek, bring your brown bag lunch and listen to ular toast, cinnamon rolls, fruit and juices. guest speaker, Tara • CREATURE FEADixon-Engle, speak about TURE: Brukner Nature the Tippecanoe Farmers Center will present “American Kestrel” Market. The program runs from noon to from 2-3 p.m. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a 1 p.m., and the library will provide helicopter …? The American kestrel is drinks. For more details, call (937) 667the smallest member of the fastest family 3826, Ext. 216. of birds, and yet, performs a rather • BIRTHDAY PARTY: The American unusual hunting technique. Join particiLegion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will host pants as they explore this awesome rapits quarterly birthday party beginning at tor’s natural history, lifestyle and overall 6 p.m. Participants will be singing pizzazz. Free and open to the public. happy birthday to those with birthdays • BLUEGRASS JAM: The American in July, August and September. Bring Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will host a your favorite covered dish to share. bluegrass jam in the afternoon. Table service and a birthday cake will • INSECT WALKS: An insect walk will be provided. be at 2:30 p.m. at Aullwood, 1000 Civic agendas Aullwood Road, Dayton. A naturalist will • The Lostcreek Township Board of lead walkers as they discover some of Trustees meet at 7 p.m. at Lostcreek the many fascinating insects that live at Township Building, Casstown. Aullwood. • The village of West Milton Council • WAGON RIDES: Aullwood draft will meet at 7:30 p.m. in council chamhorse pulled wagon rides will be from 1bers. 2:30 p.m. at Aullwood Farm, 9101 Frederick Pike, Dayton. Ride with Red WEDNESDAY and Mick, Aullwood’s draft horse team, and Farmer John for a relaxing tour of • CLASS LUNCH: The Troy High Aullwood Farm on a wagon drawn by School class of 1962 will meet for an horse power. Fees for the program are $1 informal lunch gathering at 1 p.m. at per person. Non-members must pay Marion’s Piazza, 1270 Experiment Farm admission to the farm in addition to the Road, Troy. All classmates and their wagon ride fees. Each ride lasts about 30 spouses are invited to attend. For more minutes. information, call Sharon Mathes at 339-

MONDAY • BOOK GROUP: The Mystery Lovers Book Club will meet at the Tipp City Public Library, 11 E. Main St., for friendly and fun discussion of the monthly selection. July’s book is “Dragonwell Dead” by Laura Childs. Books are available behind the desk at the library (in large print, regular print and book on CD), or you may bring your own copy. Snacks and beverages are provided. • STORY CORNER: Stories will be read to children from 6:30-7 p.m. in the children’s area of the Milton-Union Public Library. • CRAFTY LISTENERS: The Crafty Listeners will meet from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Participants listen to an audio book and work on various craft projects. • SALAD BAR: The American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will offer a salad bar for $3.50 or a baked potato bar for $3.50 or both for $6 from 6-7:30 p.m. • WILD JOURNEYS: Join Steve and Marian Moeckel to explore Ohio’s Edge of Appalachia, one of the most biologically diverse areas in the Midwestern U.S. at 7 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. A relatively short drive to Adams and Scioto counties will take participants to a part of Ohio, not flattened by the glaciers, where participants can find rolling hills, remnant prairies, clear streams and mature forests occupied by wonderful wildflowers and beautiful birds. While traveling, the presentation also takes a quick look at the culture and history of the area, as well as dining and shopping opportunities. This program is free for BNC members. Non-member admission is $2 per person. • BLOOD DRIVE: The Covington Eagles will partner with the Community Blood Center to host a blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the lodge multi-purpose room, 715 E. Broadway, Covington. Everyone who registers to donate will be automatically be entered into a drawing to win a Harley Davidson Road King Classic motorcycle, and will receive a free “King of the Road Summer Blood Drive” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment to donate online at • MONTHLY MEETING: The Covington-Newberry Historical Society will be holding its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Village Hall Community Center. The keynote speaker every month will talk about various topics as they pertain to Covington’s history. • POET’S CORNER: Do you write poetry? Bring any poems you have written to share and discuss with others during Poet’s Corner at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. If you don’t have any poems, bring a poem by your favorite poet to share. This workshop is for anyone who loves to read or poetry. Civic agendas • The Tipp City Parks Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m. at the Tipp City Government Center. • Covington Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. • The Police and Fire Committee of Village Council will meet at 6 p.m. prior to the council meeting. • Laura Village Council will meet at 7

1696 or Esther Jackson at 339-1526. • TINY TOTS: The Tiny Tots program will be from 1-1:30 p.m. at the MiltonUnion Public Library. The interactive program is for children birth to 3 years old and their parents and caregvivers. • STORY HOUR: The Milton-Union Public Library will have a summer story hour at 10:30 a.m. for children kindergarten through second grade and 1:30 p.m. for children third through sixth grade. Programs include puppet shows, stories and crafts. Contact the library at (937) 698-5515 for weekly themes. • KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Troy Country Club. William K. Weisenberg, assistant general counsel of the Ohio State Bar Association, will speak on reforming the selection of judges, including the Supreme Court. For more information, contact Donn Craig, vice president, at (937) 4181888. • BOOKMOBILE PROGRAM: The Miami County Park District will have the “Diggin’ the Bugs” naturalist program with special guest the Troy-Miami County Library Bookmobile at 2 p.m. The program will be at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Join a park district naturalist on a discovery hike and then visit the Bookmobile for a story about insects. Register for the program online at www.miamicountyparks, email to or call (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104. • STAUNTON LUNCHEON: The Staunton alumni will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Friendly’s in Troy. All graduates and friends are invited to attend. • BOE MEETING: The Newton Local Board of Education will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the Newton School Board of Education Room.

THURSDAY • WILDLIFE VISIT: Brukner Nature Center will visit from 1:30-2:15 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library and bring along their “wildlife ambassadors.” The program is for children and their caregivers. Join the Brukner Nature Center staff as they show and talk about many burrowing animals. • SLOPPY JOES: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 586, Tipp City, will offer sloppy joe sandwiches with chips for $3 from 6-7:30 p.m. Euchre will start at 7 p.m. for $5. • DISCOVERY WALK: A morning discovery walk for adults will be from 8-9:30 a.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Tom Hissong, education coordinator, will lead walkers as they experience the wonderful seasonal changes taking place. Bring binoculars.

JULY 12-14 • ART SHOW: The sixth annual art show will take place at Hoffman United Methodist Church in the activity center, 201 S. Main St. It is a non-juried show. There is no admittance charge and it is open to the public. The purpose of the show is to provide a showcase for area talent of all ages. There will be more than twenty participants from around the area. For more information, visit

Tipp Foundations distributes awards The Tipp City Area Community Foundations has given four awards totaling $10,084.68. The TCACF distribution committee met for its second 2013 session and considered several grant requests that could benefit its rsidents. In the end, three organizations were chosen to receive four awards totaling $10,084.68. Also significant at the June meeting was the debut for new board member Claire Cain Timmer. Timmer will be the youngest member on the current board and was appointed to the seat vacated by her husband, Matt Timmer, who retired in spring 2013. The awards are as follows: • Bethel Township Historical Society, $1,000, supports the partnership between Bethel Local Schools and this nonprofit. The society is encouraging historical inquiry and interest for students through multi-year curriculum featuring the township. TCACF gives hats off to this creative collaboration between the school and the society as they bring old and new

TIPP CITY together for the benefit of the entire community. Space in the historic 1917 school has been repurposed to house the society’s new workroom, conference area and teaching space. • Tipp City Enrichment Program, $3,000, enhances the summer activities offered to the children who attend this extended care program. Children from kindergarten through sixth grade will explore places like the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) and Ohio Caverns thanks to this program, which offers support to working parents. • Tipp City Parks Department, $3,765, purchases a drinking fountain for Canal Lock Park, which matches other fountains in the newly remodeled streetscape on Main. Located near the bicycle path, the fountain will be pet-friendly. This grant was awarded primarily from the Warren G. Miltenberger Fund, established in 2008 to support the out-ofdoors. • Tipp City Parks

Department, $2,319.68, plants a dozen Autumn Blaze Red Maple trees. Look for their beautiful color each fall near the baseball diamonds on the south side of Kyle Park. This grant was awarded from the Lucille L. Milner Fund, established in 1998 to provide for the planting of trees in Tipp City’s urban landscape. Since 1943, the Tipp City Area Community Foundations has awarded more than $1,679,013 in grants to the community. Members of the Distribution Committee are Jim Ranft, chair, Heather Bailey, Dave Grim, Claire Timmer and Jackie Wahl. Other trustees include Jesse Chamberlain, Joan Creech, Anita BowmanHamber, Mike Lightle, Jim McKee and Marilyn Richards. The Tipp City Area Community Foundations is a member fund of The Troy Foundation. If you would like information about how to make a tax-deductible contribution to the foundation, or how your organization can apply for a grant, contact Jim Ranft at 6671270 or visit

Cops seek more money from Ohio casino tax COLUMBUS (AP) — Police and sheriffs are fighting for greater access to a small slice of Ohio casino tax revenue that is intended for law enforcement training and has so far gone mainly to the State Highway Patrol. Groups representing local law enforcement argue the money has been unfairly distributed, and they supported a proposed amendment to change control of that segment, which was budgeted for about $850,000 annually in the two-year state spending plan. But lawmakers kept the current disbursement setup pending a report that was called for in a previously passed casino law. The new budget signed by Gov. John Kasich requires Attorney General Mike DeWine to consult with state and local law enforcement and produce a report on how to best distribute the money. Those recommendations now are due to legislative leaders by Sept. 1, three months earlier than the deadline listed in the casino law. The report is required to include a recommendation for how some of the money could be shared with local

EPA to study Stillwater watershed CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio environmental officials will begin studying the Stillwater River watershed this year to monitor the quality of the river that passes through parts of Ohio and Indiana. The state scenic river is part of the Great Miami River watershed. It flows 67 miles from its headwaters in Indiana and northern Darke County in western Ohio through Miami County to the Great Miami River in Dayton. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency says the study will determine or verify classifications for the area’s significant streams. Those classifications indicate the quality of water and aquatic life and are used when deciding whether to permit projects that may lower water quality.

law enforcement starting in the 2015 fiscal year. That doesn’t satisfy police who say the fight will continue because a recommendation won’t guarantee a fairer distribution of the cash. “It’s an issue of fairness, quite frankly, that everyone should be able to use this money, not just one agency,” said Mike Weinman, the director of government affairs for the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio. He said the patrol’s officers amount to less than 5 percent of the sworn law enforcement in Ohio. By law, Ohio casinos pay a tax of about one-third of their revenue, and 2 percent of the tax money is set aside for law enforcement training. Most of that funding supports the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, which offers instruction for a variety of law enforcement staff. The remaining 15 percent goes to a fund for training efforts by the Office of Criminal Justice Services in the state Department of Public Safety, with no specific direction about whom those efforts should benefit. More than $523,000 has been deposited into that fund since the first of Ohio’s four casinos opened in May

2012. Among the expenditures that most bothered the local law enforcement groups was more than $192,000 the patrol spent to rent the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington to train troopers to drive the patrol’s new fleet of Dodge Chargers. The Department of Public Safety, which includes the patrol, defended how the money was spent and said it needed access to a venue better than what it had available to train troopers for highspeed pursuits. Spokesman Joe Andrews said local law enforcement will have more access to future rounds of driver training and leadership courses funded by the casino taxes. “It’s not just for the highway patrol,” Andrews said. “Almost all of these things brought other law enforcement agencies in to be trained also.” The FOP, the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police and the Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association argue that the intent of the law was that all law enforcement agencies have a shot at the money for seminars and other types of training.


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“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” — First Amendment, U.S. Constitution

EDITORIAL ROUNDUP Boston Herald on the 19 men who died in a raging wildfire: In seeking the truest definitions of heroism and bravery we must look immediately to the actions of the 19 men who ran toward a raging wildfire as it devoured the dry Arizona landscape on Sunday — and who will never again return to their families. These were men as brave as any soldier on a battlefield. As the name implies, this elite squad of “hotshots,” who fight the worst fires that a bolt of lightning and a dry climate can conjure, surely have a bit of the adventurer about them. But like every firefighter, every cop, every soldier — what matters in the end is that they were individuals driven to extraordinary lengths to preserve the lives and property of their fellow citizens, who understood that every mission might be their last. The nation today is in deep mourning for these 19 men. The loss is almost unspeakable, and yet even now the colleagues of the crew based in Prescott, Ariz. are rushing to the front lines, summoning superhuman strength to meet their duties, while the rest of us whine about the challenge of a traffic jam. Here in New England we are not unaccustomed to the sudden loss of strong, young men, lost in the prime of their lives in the line of their particular duty, whether in the smoke and flames of a Worcester warehouse or to the power of the ocean in a fishing boat out at sea. But the scale of this loss, the nation’s biggest loss of firefighters in a wildfire in 80 years, is simply staggering. There are questions that need to be answered; there will and must be an investigation into the mechanics of how an entire company could suffer such a fate, beyond the cruel simplicity of shifting winds. In the same way that past tragedies have led to advances in fighting wildfires, the loss at Yarnell will surely bring similar lessons. But there will be time for those questions, those lessons, after the mourning is done. For the families and colleagues of those who were lost, of course, that day may never come. Detroit Free Press on a war on climate change: Climate change is surely the looming disaster of our time. Scientists say it’s inevitable that sea levels will rise 2 1/2-6 1/2 feet — sufficient to endanger or wipe out many cities. One scientist believes that in the long-term, 69 feet of sea level rise is inescapable. And the source of the swelling oceans — rising temperatures — will stress the nation’s food system, while the increasing number of devastating storms will place an economic burden on a nation reeling from disaster to disaster, patching its wounds without effecting meaningful change. It’s tempting to dismiss these projections as hysterical. That life as we know it could change so dramatically, so quickly, seems impossible. But on this topic, the scientific community (if not the political one) speaks with one voice. Despite the preponderance of evidence — rising temperatures, powerful storms, droughts and fires — no significant action has been taken that would limit the impacts of climate change. Until last Tuesday. President Barack Obama delivered a bold proposal for a set of regulatory changes that could turn the U.S. from its headlong rush into disaster. Indeed, some members of Congress have made their careers by obstructing just such measures. Sadly, many of those whose denials of the causes and impacts of climate change ring the loudest represent the coastal areas most vulnerable to rising seas, an act of self-immolation that’s impossible to understand. Obama’s climate change plan was heralded by these intransigent members as “job killing,” irresponsible and an abuse of executive fiat. Obama’s willingness to circumnavigate Congress is a regrettable necessity. In an ideal world, lawmakers would be swayed by the preponderance of scientific evidence, reach consensus and move to enact regulations that protect our environment. But that’s not what has happened. For a legislator to accept that climate change is happening has become a political, not scientific decision. And while we’re wary of the increasing power of the presidency, what could be a more appropriate use of that power than to turn the country from environmental devastation?

THEY SAID IT “I’ve climbed mountains. I’ve skied a lot of places most people will only see in postcards. I’ve owned my own businesses. I’ve made a lot of money and I’ve lost a lot of money. I’ve lived a very full life. My daughter is a 13-year-old kid who really hasn’t done anything yet. I want her to have those same opportunities.” — Troy High School graduate Karen (Fischer) Murchison, whose daughter Grace is seeking a kidney transplant “We are excited to have Third Day return to Hobart Arena. The Christian acts that have been promoted in our venue over the last several years have been very successful and many have sold out.” — Hobart Arena Director Ken Siler, on the band that will be returning to the arena in November “I wanted to come up with something fun and new to bring people to all the Historical Alliance members sites, so we came up with a fun treasure hunt and map to draw people to each of the seven sites.” — Gretchen Hawk, director of the “Discover Troy Treasures contest

Roller coasters a milestone in a different way It’s a hard thing to do, putting all of your hopes and dreams on the back burner so someone else can make theirs come true. But that’s just what you have to do sometimes when you’re married. I knew it’d be hard when my wife Mandie decided she was going to have gastric bypass weight loss surgery so she could live a healthier, longer life — and not just on her because her stomach was going to be carved to pieces, shrunk and rerouted. And believe me, it has been insanely hard on her. Her body has gone through so many changes since the procedure in October, so many hills, valleys and plateaus, and there were times where she thought she’d made the biggest mistake of her life. Eight months and 146 pounds later, those thoughts are long gone. But it’s been rough on me, also, but for wildly different reasons. It’s hard to watch the woman you love suffer through the bad times and not be able to do anything tangible to help her. I can be a cheerleader, doling out all of the support and encouragement I can muster, and I can be a servant, running here or there to bring her whatever she needs, but when it comes down to it, I feel like I’ve done nothing to help. She’s pretty much done all of this on her own. Which leads to a different kind of reward for me: being incredibly proud of her.

Josh Brown Sunday Columnist And for once, when we went on vacation a weekend ago, just being there at her side when she accomplished one of the absolute biggest goals she’d set for herself was the best reward possible. We went up to Sandusky and grabbed a hotel for the weekend because I had never been to Cedar Point before, and she badly wanted to ride a roller coaster. The night before we were set to go to the park, she admitted on Facebook that seven years ago, she had tried to get on a ride at Kings Island but couldn’t fit and had to get off the ride, saying it was the most humiliating moment of her life. “I am 25 pounds lighter than that day, but I’m so scared that I’m not going to fit,” she said in the post to all of her friends and family. “Riding a roller coaster was the main goal I set for myself at the beginning of this weight loss journey. I really,

really want to be able to do this.” Just walking around the park was really victory enough for her — before the surgery, that would have been impossible without stopping to catch her breath often. Oh no, we walked and walked and walked trying to find a ride that was open thanks to the on-and-off drizzle (thanks, Ohio, for being your normal crappy self). We finally settled on the Gemini — a Racers-esque little ride (Kings Island fan forever) — and got in line. It didn’t take long before we were climbing into the cars. A young kid had ridden in our car before us, and she went to buckle the belt without adjusting it first and had issues. She wanted to get up and give up, but she thought twice about it and loosened up the belt. Lo and behold, it clicked into place. I’d been so wrapped up in watching her that it wasn’t until the cars started going up the first hill that I realized that I, too, was actually on a roller coaster. It’s funny, being so wrapped up in someone else’s experience that you completely forget to have one yourself. Luckily for me the ride was pretty tame and over too quickly — so naturally we went running for something bigger. The Maverick. The Maverick is one of those rides that has so many twists and corkscrews and yanks you side-toside so hard that it has a foam rub-

ber safety harness that comes down over your shoulders and protects your head, and you naturally end up holding onto it for dear life. Mandie did this, and after the ride — and all of the joyful screaming — was over, she said that she was pretty sure her cheeks were bruised because she’d beaten herself up with her fists as her head got yanked back and forth. Good. She’s beaten herself up in a different way for far too long. It’s about time she gets to do so while having fun. And reaching a critical milestone. That was all the riding we got to do as the rain came harder and we were forced to leave — bite me, Ohio weather — but honestly, it was plenty. Forget about whether or not I’m proud of her — which I am. It was worth it all just to see how proud she was of herself. That was all that matters to me. She’s still got other goals to hit and we’ve still got a bit to go before we can start working on my dream of being a dad. And it’ll still be really hard for me to have to wait to shoot for that. But as long as she keeps making her dreams come true along the way, it’ll make it that much easier for me.


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Leaks raise concerns about checks WASHINGTON (AP) — Before Edward Snowden began leaking national security secrets, he twice cleared the hurdle of the federal government’s background check system first at the CIA, then as a systems analyst at the National Security Agency. Snowden’s path into secretive national security jobs has raised concerns about the system that outsources many of the government’s most sensitive background checks to an army of private investigators and pays hundreds of millions of dollars in federal contracts to companies that employ them. “You can’t outsource national security,” said Robert Baer, a former CIA veteran who worked in a succession of agency stations in the Mideast. “As long as we depend on the intel-industrial complex for vetting, we’re going to get more Snowdens.” The company with the biggest share of contracts is under a federal investigation into possible criminal violations involving its oversight of background checks, officials familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the investigation. Even with fresh congressional scrutiny, the federal government appears wedded to the incumbent screening system. Nearly threequarters of the government’s background checks are done by private companies, and of those, more than 45 percent are handled by the U.S. Investigations Services, or USIS, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the agency overseeing most of the government’s background checks. USIS, which started out with 700 former government employees in 1996 and is now run by a private equity fund, dominates the background check industry, taking in $195 million in government payments last year and more than $215 million already this year. The OPM turned to private security screeners in the late 1990s because of growing backlogs that were snarling the government’s hiring process. A force of 2,500 OPM investigators and more than 6,700 private contract screeners has sliced into those backlogs, reducing the time it takes on average for background screening by 9 percent in 2010. As of 2012, more than 4.9 million government workers held security clearances. Senior federal appointments are still carefully investigated by FBI agents, and the FBI and the CIA still maintain strong in-house screening staffs to vet their own sensitive positions. But privatization efforts started during the Clinton administration keep farming out work to contractors. The Defense Department turned over its screening work to OPM in 2004 and even intelligence agencies that conduct their own investigations relegate some checks to private companies. The OPM’s success has come with mounting government expenditures. The average cost of a background investigation rose from $581 in 2005 to $882 in 2011, according to the Government Accountability Office. At the same time, a $1 billion “revolving fund” paid by federal agencies for most background checks has remained offlimits to outside audits. The White House pledged only recently to provide money for an inspector general’s office audit of the fund in the 2014 budget. The inspector general appointed to watch over the OPM, Patrick McFarland, said at a Senate hearing last month that


In this March 3, 2005, file photo a workman quickly slides a dust mop over the floor at the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Va., near Washington. Before Edward Snowden began leaking national security secrets, he twice cleared the hurdle of the federal government's background check system. The first was at the CIA, and the second was as a contract technician at the National Security Agency. there were problems with Snowden’s most recent screening before he was hired to work for defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. as an NSA computer systems analyst. McFarland did not specify the problems, but he said Snowden was screened and approved last year by USIS. McFarland’s office, aided by the Justice Department, is investigating whether USIS exaggerated the extent of its internal reviews of background checks, said two government officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss details of the two-year inquiry. Ray Howell, a spokesman for USIS, declined to confirm or discuss the investigation. The company recently said in a statement that it was “not aware of any open criminal case against USIS.” Howell did say the company “is cooperating and will work closely with the government to resolve the matter.” Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., cited the “criminal investigation” of USIS during a June 21 hearing by a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee. Drew Pusateri, a staff spokesman, said McCaskill “stands by her characterization to the subcommittee that we were informed the company is the target of criminal investigation.” McCaskill and other senators are pressing for more answers on Snowden’s screenings and USIS’ performance. The Washington Post reported that the investigation is focused on whether USIS skipped mandatory internal reviews for at least half its cases between 2008 and 2012 and did not notify the OPM. USIS said it performed nearly 2 million background checks for the government in 2011 alone. The Post also reported, citing anonymous sources, that McFarland’s office is considering advising the OPM to sever its massive government contract with USIS. USIS is one of three top security companies the others are KeyPoint Government Solutions Inc. and CACI Premier Technology Inc. working under a five-year contract with the OPM worth a total of $2.4 billion.

Snowden’s fate still unclear despite offers for asylum in Latin America MOSCOW (AP) — Edward Snowden has found supporters in Latin America, including three countries who have offered him asylum. But many obstacles stand in the way of the fugitive NSA leaker from leaving a Russian airport chief among them the power and influence of the United States. Because Snowden’s U.S. passport has been revoked, the logistics of him departing are complicated. Venezuela, Nicaragua and Bolivia have made asylum offers over the past two days, but the three countries haven’t indicated they would help Snowden by issuing a travel document, which he would need to leave Russia. The former NSA systems analyst, who is charged with violating U.S. espionage laws, is believed to be stuck in the transit area of Moscow’s main international airport after arriving June 23 from Hong Kong. Russia doesn’t appear willing to help him leave the airport, with Kremlin spokesman Alexei

Pavlov saying Saturday the issue of Snowden’s travel documents is “not our business.” On Monday, President Vladimir Putin said Snowden would be offered asylum in Russia if he stopped leaking U.S. secrets. Snowden then withdrew his Russian asylum bid, a Russian official said. While President Barack Obama has publicly displayed a relaxed attitude toward Snowden’s movements, saying last month that he wouldn’t be “scrambling jets” to capture him, other senior U.S. officials have used unusually harsh language that they want him back. White House spokesman Jay Carney said China had “unquestionably” damaged its relationship with Washington for not returning Snowden, who recently turned 30, from semiautonomous Hong Kong while he was still there. “The Chinese have emphasized the importance of building mutual trust,” Carney said last month. “We think that they

have dealt that effort a serious setback. If we cannot count on them to honor their legal extradition obligations, then there is a problem.” China may be reluctant to further complicate its relationship with the U.S. by allowing Snowden back in Hong Kong, even if only as a transfer point to Latin America. Snowden has asked for asylum in more than 20 countries and many have turned him down. WikiLeaks, which has been helping Snowden, said Friday he had submitted asylum applications to six new countries, which the secretspilling website declined to identify “due to attempted U.S. interference.” The asylum offers from Venezuela, Nicaragua and Bolivia came after leftist South American leaders gathered to denounce the rerouting of Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane over Europe amid reports that the fugitive American was aboard.

The inquiry into USIS’ conduct is unusual in its focus on an entire company, but law enforcement authorities repeatedly have zeroed in on individual background check investigators in recent years for falsifying reports. At least seven private contract and 11 government investigators have been convicted since 2005, authorities said. Currently, authorities are probing nearly 50 separate cases of alleged falsification by screeners. The prosecutions have included a young CIA background investigator sentenced to two months in jail in 2010 for fabrications in 80 different reports, and two USIS screeners convicted separately in January and in April for making false statements in background check reports. One convicted USIS screener, Bryan Marchand, had not conducted the interview or obtained the record in more than

four dozen reports he submitted to federal agencies, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington. But even as Congress raises alarms about background check problems, it still pushes for speedier screenings. The OPM said the only realistic response is using more workers from private companies. “Our contractor workforce permits us to expand and contract operations as the workload and locations dictate,” said Merton Miller, OPM’s associate director of investigations, during a congressional hearing last month. A series of spot checks on the OPM’s screening system in 2009 and 2010 by McFarland’s office hinted at lapses by USIS and other private companies. The inspector general warned the OPM that USIS did not flag misconduct issues to OPM within

the required time frame. When OPM was warned that contractors weren’t doublechecking that documents were valid, the agency responded by modifying its requirement to eliminate the record-check requirement. A spokeswoman for OPM, Lindsey S. O’Keefe, said the agency adopted 12 of 14 recommendations for improvements. Baer, who underwent numerous screenings as a CIA operative and whose wife once worked as a background investigator, said that private contract screeners are often paid low wages and pressured by their bosses to meet crushing deadlines working conditions that could lead to sloppy investigations and cover-ups. Several former background investigators have sued government contractors in recent years for lost overtime and other wages.

On tour, Giffords’ actions speak on gun control DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Thirty months after she was shot through the head, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords sits in a New Hampshire restaurant facing parents of children killed in the nation’s latest school shooting. They are here to talk political strategy, but Giffords doesn’t say much. She doesn’t have to. The 43-year-old Democrat has become the face of the fight for gun control, a woman now known as much for her actions as her words as she recovers from a 2011 attack that forever changed her life and ended six others. Giffords has already traveled more than 8,000 miles this week, her


Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords greets Jackie Barden, right, mother of a Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Barden, as local supporter Mary Ann Sosnoff, center, looks on at the Orchard Street Chop Shop in Dover, N.H., Friday.

husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, at her side, encouraging political leaders from Alaska to Maine to have the courage to defy the National Rifle Association. “I don’t think any of us thought this was going to be easy,” Kelly tells three parents of children killed in the Newton, Conn., school shootings, with Giffords next to him, nodding her agreement. “This is not going to be a quick fix. But we’re trying.” The couple is in the midst of a seven-state-inseven-day tour across America, meeting with allies and opponents alike to generate momentum for federal legislation that would expand background

checks on gun purchases. It’s a scaled-back version of a broad legislative package to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines proposed in the aftermath of the Newtown shooting rampage that left 20 children dead. It was defeated in the Senate in April and has stalled in a divided Congress now preparing for its summer recess. On Saturday, Giffords and Kelly had lunch with former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, at their estate in Kennebunkport, Maine. Bush, 89, resigned from the NRA in 1995, citing its response to the Oklahoma City bombing. Giffords’ cross-country

trek is the centerpiece of a summertime campaign designed to pressure elected officials in their own backyards. At the same time, her recently formed super PAC and related nonprofit group have ambitious plans to expand their political clout through the 2014 midterm elections and beyond. Organizers say that the group, known as Americans for Responsible Solutions, is expected to raise at least $20 million to fuel paid television ads and political activities to coincide with the next election, the next gun control vote or both. So far, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has bankrolled much of the campaign.



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Madeline Sparrow, left, and her sister Pansy Dodson sit together at the table where Dodson writes her letters and poems to people who have become shut-ins or are now in nursing homes, in Chapel Hill, N.C., June 20.

Chapel Hill sisters write words of inspiration CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Pansy F. Dodson’s words meant to uplift are written, printed, sealed in envelopes and sent out to about 200 people each and every month for the past 14 years. They are received by nursing homes, people grieving, lifelong friends and a variety of people she and her sister have met over the years. Dodson turns 91 in July. “These are amateurish, just from the heart,” she said about her verses offering comfort. “People deserve a little lift.” It began in 1999 with sister Madeline F. Sparrow, who sent about 70 cards each month to shut-ins, friends and church members through the Quiet Care Committee at her church, University United Methodist in Chapel Hill. The list includes friends for decades and people she hardly knows. It was hard not to duplicate cards, Sparrow said, so she turned to her sister. Dodson began writing the verses, limericks really, that rhymed, about the seasons, holidays, God, her garden and even the squirrels in her yard. She sits inside by her kitchen window or on the large covered porch at her home in Chapel Hill and takes her inspiration from nature. Dodson has a list of people to send the verses to as well as Sparrow’s list. A third sister, Violet, included Dodson’s verses in her 35 monthly card mailings, too, until her death last fall. Now, Sparrow and Dodson send between 185 and 200 cards every month, a new verse printed on patterned paper for the season. That’s a lot of stamps. “I don’t drink and I don’t

smoke, and that’s my fun money,” Dodson said. “I pay for mine, and she for hers,” she said, sitting on her porch with Sparrow one afternoon last week. She emails some, too. Some of the recipients are those who were in the Fuller Memorial Presbyterian Church youth group, which Dodson began working with in her 20s. She also worked with youth at New Hope Presbyterian Church, where she is a member now. Dodson compiled her verses for several months and seasons from 2000 to 2012 into “Blessings and Hugs from the Sisters,” a book published by WestBow Press, the Christian self-publishing division of Thomas Nelson. “It’s just a project for me, not to make a dime off of,” Dodson said. “Now I’m dumb enough to try another one - a letter to my granddaughter about the road traveled. She says, ‘Grandma, tell me this, tell me that. Write it down.’” So that’s what Dodson is doing. She grew up in Durham, one of five - four sisters and a brother. Dodson graduated from Durham High School in 1941. She worked at Liggett & Myers cigarette factory in Durham for 38 years, starting off as an hourly employee and retiring as management. “Women didn’t make what men did in those days. It was a trying time, but a good place to work,” Dodson said. “That’s the way it was. But now women and girls know better.” Dodson and Sparrow live a few miles from each other in Chapel Hill. Dodson’s first husband died and she moved to

Chapel Hill 45 years ago with her second. Sparrow married and came to Chapel Hill 66 years ago. Sparrow, who spent her career in retail, is 84 years old now. When Dodson’s second husband died in January 2012, she felt lost. “He was my life. I was so depressed and down,” she said. People who received her writings had suggested she put them together in a book. “This was a focus for me.” Dodson said Sparrow encouraged her, and that “Blessings and Hugs from the Sisters” has turned out to be a lovely book. Dodson keeps a binder full of her verses, with June 2013 already included, written about a visit to Wrightsville Beach. In each letter is a coupon for a hug. It’s about the size of a business card, with a photo of a flower on it and “Hug Coupon. Redeem When Needed.” She also includes those when she pays her bills. “Isn’t that silly? I know how it is to work in an office all day. It might bring a smile to their day,” Dodson said. Each copy of “Blessings and Hugs from the Sisters” includes a hug coupon, too. Included in the book is her 2005 submission of “July Thoughts,” in which she writes about the heat and humidity’s impact on the garden, revived when evening arrives. The final lines are “Our lives also have this kind of change: We go through drought, storms, and rain. God, however, sees us through, Bringing comfort to me and you.”

‘Gasland’ sequel asserts drillers are corrupting the government A typically bold statement from Fox, who’s emerged as one of the nation’s most visible and outspoken foes of the natural gas drilling industry. Having made his name as an avant-garde theater director in New York City, Fox took an interest in drilling after a gas company approached him in 2008 about leasing his family’s wooded 20-acre spread in Milanville, Pa., near the Delaware River. What resulted was “Gasland,” a polemic that argued energy companies are turning whole communities into toxic industrial wastelands. “Part II” covers a lot of the same ground as the Emmy-winning and Oscarnominated original, as Fox takes his banjo and camera on the road again to interview residents who say

their air and water were contaminated by drilling. Beleaguered homeowners demonstrate how they can light their methane-laced tap water on fire same as in “Gasland,” though the pyrotechnics in “Part II” are more spectacular. What’s new here is the focus on what Fox sees as the drilling industry’s corrupting influence on politicians and regulators. In “Gasland Part II,” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is cast in the role of protector and defender. The agency starts to hold the industry to account for contaminating heavily drilled neighborhoods in Dimock, Pa.; Parker County, Texas; and Pavillion, Wyo. Then the drillers get to work, buying off politicians who, in turn, force the EPA to back off.

Dayton and enjoyed spending summers at her sister, Mary Dow’s, home in Webster, Mass. A service to honor her life will begin at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, with Pastor Louis Reindel officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development, 1306 Garbry Road, Piqua, OH 45356, or Hospice of Miami County Inc., P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through jamiesonand

PERLIE MAYNARD LUDLOW FALLS — Perlie Maynard, age 88, of Ludlow Falls, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton. He was born April 2, 1925, in Radnor, W.Va. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Armilda I. (Dalton) Maynard; daughter, Arlene Maynard; and brothers Charlie and Jess Maynard. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Fran A. (Nolt) Maynard; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Rose Maynard of Kingston, Ohio; daughter, Darlene Woods of West Milton; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, John Maynard of Huntington, W.Va., Bernie Maynard of Bryan, Ohio; and sisters, Elizabeth Webb of Ft. Gay,

W.Va., and Geraldine Smith of Wayne, W.Va. Perlie proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was retired carpenter, a member of American Legion Post No. 487, VFW No. 8211, Tipp City Eagles and loved to fish. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at the HaleSarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton, with the Rev. Jerry Collins officiating. Friends may call on Tuesday one hour prior to the service, from 10-11 a.m. at HaleSarver. If so desired, contributions may be made to Ludlow Falls Christian Church Food Pantry, P.O. Box 115, Ludlow Falls, OH 45339.

ROBERT BARTON LUDLOW FALLS — Robert Barton, age 77, of Ludlow Falls, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Hospice of Dayton. He was born Feb. 22, 1936, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles E. and Martha L. (Heikes) Barton; and wife, Barbara Lee Barton. He is survived by a son, Richard Dunn of Piqua. Bob formerly owned Barton Truck

Sales in Laura and Troy and was a member of Mountain Top VFW and Troy Eagles No. 971. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at the HaleSarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton, with burial to follow at Old Ludlow Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday one hour prior to the service, from 9-10 a.m., at Hale-Sarver.

FUNERAL DIRECTORY • Jeffrey Vernon Crews CENTERVILLE — Jeffrey Vernon Crews, age 62, of Centerville, Ohio, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013, in his home. A memorial service followed by a celebration will be July 10 at Benham’s Grove, 166 N. Main St., Centerville. Arrangements are being handled by the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton.

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Camp meeting set for July 19-27 The annual Camp Meeting of the Brethren in Christ Great Lakes Conference will be July 1927 at the Church of God (Restoration) campground, formerly West Milton Christian Center, 6390 S. Jay Road. The camp meeting is celebrating its 70th year with several special programs and speakers. At every service, there will be times of sharing memories and enjoying the special music groups of the past camps. A special display of pictures and memorabilia will be open every day. There also will be tapes of groups that provided special music over the years. The official 70th anniversary celebration will be at 2 p.m. July 21. The guest speaker is Dr. John Yeatts, formerly of Springfield. Yeatts is a retired professor of the psychology or religion at Messiah Collect. He is the senior pastor of the Brethren in Christ Church in Grantham, Pa. He

WEST MILTON brings both a historical perspective to the camp movement as well as a passion of sharing the gospel with future generations. Another featured speaker will be the Rev. Zach Spidel. Spidel is a native of Dayton and the site pastor of The Shepherd’s Table in Dayton. He is a graduate of Messiah College and Princeton Theological Seminary. While Spidel appreciates the impact the camp has had on his life, he envisions the camp experience to be a time of renewal for discipleship and ministry for the attendees in the coming year. The camp is family oriented. There are daily children’s ministries for three different age groups from preschool through 11 years old. The teen camp runs a full program of activities throughout the week. The annual youth versus softball game will be at 3:30

p.m. July 20. The adult programs include Bible studies each morning at 10:30 a.m. (except Wednesday) and workshops on various topics at 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Concluding each day at 7 p.m., the youth and adults have a combined service of worship and evangelism with Yeatts and Spidel speaking on a rotating basis. July 24 is Missions Day with representatives from the United States and abroad. SEVEN, a traveling music team from Messiah College, will present a concert at 7 p.m. July 21. The public is invited to attend. Nursery care for children birth to 4 years old is provided during the services. Meals are provided on a donation basis. Lodging is available as well as camper hookups. For more information, visit or call (937) 698-6284. 40294267


Josh Fox galvanized the U.S. anti-fracking movement with his incendiary 2010 documentary “Gasland.” Now he’s back with a sequel and this time, he’s targeting an audience of just one. “We want the president to watch the movie, and we want him to meet with the people who are in it,” says Fox, whose “Gasland Part II” makes its HBO debut Monday. He contends President Barack Obama’s professed support of drilling and fracking for natural gas ignores the environmental and public health toll of the drilling boom: “It looks like he’s really sincere and earnest in his desire to take on climate change, but he’s got the completely wrong information and thus the completely wrong plan.”

PIQUA — Lois C. Carr, 91, formerly of 1516 Sweetbriar, Piqua, died at 5 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013, at the Covington Care Center. She was born Aug. 7, 1921, in Bellefontaine to the late Stanley and Lydia (Dunaway) Dow. She married Parker Jackson “Jack” Carr Jan. 29, 1940, in Covington, Ky.; he preceded her in death May 21, 1989. Survivors include a daughter, Judith (William) Favorite of Bradford; a son, Gary Carr; a granddaughter, Heather CARR (James) Maxwell; and two great-grandsons, Robert J. Maxwell and Carson J. Maxwell. She was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters. Mrs. Carr was a graduate of Bellefontaine High School and retired as a waitress at the former Fort Piqua Hotel Restaurant. She was a member of the Teamsters Retirement Club of

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Tiny Chinese enclave remakes gambling world LAS VEGAS (AP) Most people still think of the U.S. gambling industry as anchored in Las Vegas. They might think of vestiges of the mob, or the town’s illadvised flirtation with familyfriendly branding in the 1990s. But they would be wrong. The center of the gambling world has shifted 16 time zones away to a tiny spit of land on the southern tip of East Asia. An hour’s ferry ride from Hong Kong and an afternoon flight from half the world’s population, Macau is the only place in China where casino gambling is legal. Each month, 2.5 million tourists flood the glitzy boomtown to try their luck in neondrenched casinos that collect more winnings than the entire U.S. gambling industry. The exploding ranks of the Chinese nouveau riche sip tea and speak in hushed tones as they play at baccarat, a fast-moving game where gamblers are dealt two cards and predict whether they will beat the banker. The textile factories that stood shoulder to shoulder with small-time gambling halls as recently as the early 2000s have given way to hulking Americanrun enterprises larger than anything found in the states. The gangs, prostitutes and moneylaunderers that once operated openly in this town half the size of Manhattan have at least receded from public eye. “It was a swamp,” said Sheldon Adelson, CEO of Las Vegas Sands, as he looked back on his early, risky venture in the forgotten colonial outpost. “They wanted to change the face of Macau from the gambling dens to that of conventions and resorts,” he added during recent testimony, flashing a jack-o-


Staff members of the Gaming Expo Asia sit at a roulette table during the trade show and conference for the Asian gaming market in Macau on May 22, 2012. lantern grin and boasting that it would have taken a genius to imagine the profits that he could reap there. Macau now powers three of the four largest American casino companies. Sands, Wynn Resorts Ltd and MGM Resorts International rode out the recession thanks to the gambling appetite of a region where notions of luck and fate are baked into the culture, and there is no religious taboo on games of chance. But as U.S. corporations have remade Macau, Macau has remade them. The town’s criminal undercurrent has resurrected the specter of corruption the industry worked for so long to escape. MGM has lost its license to operate in Atlantic City, while Sands and Wynn are under federal investigation for violations of a touchstone anti-corporate bribery law. The quest for Asian riches is changing Las Vegas as well.

Casino bosses are tweaking their flagship casinos to look and operate more like Macau-style properties. As they succeed, hints of organized crime are returning to Sin City, this time in the form of Chinese gangs. But the moguls are undeterred, increasing their investment at every opportunity. “This industry is supply driven, like the movie Field of Dreams: ‘Built it and they will come.’ I believe that,’” Adelson, racing ahead of his attorney on the witness stand in Las Vegas, where he is being investigated for bribing Macau lawmakers and collaborating with the Chinese mafia. “Nobody wanted it. Everybody thought that I was crazy.” At 80 and greatly enriched now by his growing field of five Macau casinos, the diminutive GOP super donor adopted a professorial tone and explained that in 2003, Macau officials gave him a plot of land far from what passed at the time for a main

drag. They encouraged him to fill in the surrounding bay. “I thought, ‘Do they want us to fail?’” Adelson asked, patting the ring of brown hair arranged across his round head. When China reassumed sovereignty of Macau from Portugal in 1999 and abolished a longstanding gambling monopoly, U.S. companies rushed in to try their luck. Since then, annual revenue in the former backwater has grown tenfold, stacking up to $38 billion; four times that of Las Vegas and Atlantic City combined. Wynn Las Vegas now makes nearly three quarters of its profits in Macau. CEO Steve Wynn, dubbed the “King of Las Vegas” for his role in shaping the contours of the Strip, stirred a minor scandal in 2010 when he said he might ditch Sin City and move his corporate headquarters to China. Sands, which owns the Venetian and Palazzo on the Las Vegas Strip, earns two thirds of its revenue in Macau. Adelson’s first casino opening there caused a stampede that ripped doors off their hinges. He now describes Sands as “an Asian company with a presence in Las Vegas and the U.S.” When regulatory troubles forced MGM Resorts to pick between Macau and New Jersey, the choice was obvious. “The Macau market is now larger than the entire U.S. gaming market. Unfortunately for Atlantic City, it’s gone the other way. It’s smaller now than when we entered it. The fortunes of the two couldn’t be more different,” MGM CEO Jim Murren said. Macau is in the midst of one of the greatest gambling booms the world has ever known. To rival it, Las Vegas would have to attract

six times as many visitors; essentially every man, woman and child in America. But like early Las Vegas, Macau has a long history of ties to crime syndicates, in this case sinister brotherhoods that first came into being on the mainland more than a century ago called triads. The magnate who controlled gambling in Macau for four decades, Stanly Ho, did little to discourage gang warfare on the peninsula. Sleepy town squares became incongruous backdrops for machine-gun shoot-outs, bombings and even assassinations of top-level government officials. In the late 1990s, a senior police official tried to reassure tourists by saying that Macau had “professional killers who don’t miss their targets.” The history and regulations governing the enclave continue to make it tricky for modern casinos to avoid gangs, illegal money transfers, and at least the appearance of bribery. “There are some countries where you either have to pay to play and break the law, or you have to not do business there. I think the jury’s still out on Macau,” said Steve Norton, an Atlantic City veteran who now runs a casino consulting firm in Indiana. Adelson himself seemed to confirm this point on the stand this spring, when he casually mentioned that Sands had forgone a partnership with a successful Hong Kong-based casino operator because of a disagreement about organized crime. “They had expressed their judgment that they were going to do business with either reputed, or triad people, and we couldn’t do that,” Adelson said, sipping from an oversized coffee cup.



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Have a say in national monument WILBERFORCE (AP) — The public is getting a chance to share input on the future of the new national monument in southwest Ohio that honors the first AfricanAmerican colonel in the U.S. Army. President Barack Obama designated Col. Charles Young’s home in

Wilberforce as a national park site earlier this year. The National Park Service says public comments will be accepted at a Monday evening meeting at Wilberforce University as officials plan how the monument will be managed in future years. Officials have said they expect about 125,000 visi-

tors annually at the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument. Young served with the all-black 9th and 10th Calvary regiments, often called Buffalo Soldiers. American Indians gave that name to black soldiers on the western frontier in the 19th century.

Galveston uses seaweed to fight storm surge GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Galveston beachgoers have long tiptoed around massive piles of seaweed, often using their children’s plastic beach toys and a few well-chosen expletives to rake away the stinky, dark muck that arrives daily like an unrequested gift from the Sargassum Sea. But after years of having midnight workers try to clear the beaches of tons of seaweed delivered by the currents, the Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees and Texas A&M University are launching a pilot program aimed at using the sticky muck to build a buttress against severe weather. The pilot program will test a theory that sand dunes fortified by compressed seaweed will be more resilient to storm surges and high tides, protecting the fragile community that has been pounded by countless hurricanes. The $140,000 project is just one of several ongoing programs along the Texas Gulf Coast designed to use natural resources and the existing habitat to fight rising sea levels and future hurricanes, ideas that have become more popular since 2008, when Hurricane Ike breached Galveston’s manmade, multimillion dollar seawall, flooding the inner city and causing more than $20 billion in damage.


Seaweed scraped from the beach near 17th Street in Galveston, Texas, is piled into dunes where vegetation is already growing over decomposing seaweed, June 26. The Park Board of Trustees voted unanimously to support projects that will create “seaweed-enhanced sand dunes” on the island. “People’s mentality about sustainability is increasing. Awareness about the role that each component of nature has in the life cycle is growing,” said Kelly de Schaun, the board’s executive director. “There now seems to be a political will and disposition to embrace these types of ideas.” Jens Figlus, an expert on coastal engineering with the department of maritime engineering at Texas A&M University at Galveston, said the first challenge is to modify a hay baler a piece of

machinery with small metal teeth used by farmers to collect hay into large round packages so it can lift heavier, wetter seaweed. The seaweed will be dried and compressed, and covered with sand and plants. The hypothesis is that similar to large, plant-covered sand piles, a dune that has a strong base of seaweed also will better withstand the force of ocean waves and massive storm surges, he said. As the project continues, researchers will evaluate the seaweedbound dunes and compare

them to others without the same inner foundation. Figlus believes the nutrients from the seaweed will help plants grow on the dunes, creating a strong storm barrier system. The more energy a storm expends to destroy dunes, the less it has to attack key city infrastructure, he noted. “If you have to rely on a concrete wall as your defense, you’re in trouble,” Figlus said of Galveston’s seawall, built after a 1900 hurricane that remains the deadliest storm in U.S. history. “The concrete infra-

structure should be the last line of defense, not the first.” Capt. Robert Webster, a research assistant at Texas A&M University in Galveston, has spent the past two years tracking the seaweed using NASA satellite imagery in a program called SEAS, or Sargassum Early Advisory System. Every eight days, he receives an image of where the brown algae is, and is able to predict days in advance when there will be a large landing in Galveston. As part of the project, he also has started researching historical landings, to better understand the problem and why it is unique to the Gulf. The seaweed develops in the Caribbean and takes about three to four months to arrive in the Gulf via natural currents and winds, he said. A great deal of it does not survive in the vast, largely nutrient-free blue waters of the Atlantic. When it arrives in the Gulf, though, the nutrient-rich green water which in recent years has even greater amounts of nutrients due to agricultural waste flowing from rivers and streams in the Midwest the algae grows rapidly. It appears to also like the Gulf’s warmth. As a result, Webster has discovered that Galveston and other towns along the Texas Gulf Coast always have had large piles of sea-

weed. Even after it is collected at night, by morning often there already is another line along the water. De Schaun said officials struggle with making the coast pleasant for visitors, while leaving some seaweed which also serves to keep a beach healthy. “It’s a challenge,” she said. Galveston’s East Beach, the site of the pilot project and one of the island’s largest public beaches, already has several 6-foothigh piles of Sargassum dotting the white sand, the efforts of a midnight crew that uses a conveyor-like rake to lift the seaweed and shake out the sand before dumping it into large mounds. By next season, instead of these large mounds, the park board hopes to have compressed seaweed bales topped with sand between the beach and the parking lot, the beginning of a future line of Sargassumfortified dunes. “People have wondered what to do with Sargassum for some time. Now we’re trying to incorporate a local issue, namely the seaweed … and come up with a way to have these dunes grow over time and get rid of the seaweed at the same time,” Figlus said. “It’s not something that will happen overnight. It will take years.”

Spectators shaken after California fireworks injure 39 SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — For many people gathered to watch July Fourth fireworks at a Southern California park, it took time to realize the wild chain of explosions weren’t just part of the show. But those up close Thursday night knew immediately that something was wrong. They included Paulina Mulkern, who had to shove her 4year-old cousin under a lawn chair as shrapnel came flying then shielded a 7-year-old cousin with her

body as scorching debris flew overhead. “You feel the big old heat come right over your back,” Mulkern said Friday, still shaking a day after the chain reaction of accidental explosions at an annual fireworks show that had been put on since 1970 in Simi Valley northwest of Los Angeles. Thirty-nine people ranging in ages from 17 months to 78 years old were injured. Some had burns and shrapnel wounds, and some were

trampled, authorities and hospital officials said. The injured included 12 children. Only three remained hospitalized Friday night. One was being treated by specialists at a burn center in West Hills, and two more were in fair condition at a community medical center in Simi Valley, hospital officials said. Mulkern said she went into shock after being hit by a flying piece of debris that left her with bruises and red marks on her back,

trembling badly as she was carried to a road where rescuers stripped off most of her clothes and wrapped her in a blanket. “I was really terrified,” she said. “Every time someone launched a firework it got me into panic mode.” Cellphone videos captured a frantic scene among the crowd of 10,000. Fireworks exploded in big balls of sparks close to the ground, and smoke enveloped the park grounds. People screamed and ran. One mistaken

man could be heard shouting someone was shooting. Colleen Schmidt was watching the show with guests at her house across the street when it slowly became clear something went terribly wrong. After a few fireworks lofted perfectly in the sky, there was a big explosion on the ground and a volley of blasts. Though a piece of shrapnel created a crater across the street then bounced and shot over nearby trees, Schmidt and her guests

were lucky. “We had 150 people here and not one single spark hit our house,” she said. Police said it appeared a firework exploded prematurely in its mortar, knocking over others and aiming them across the field. Fire investigators, however, said later they had not yet determined a cause. Police based their initial statement on the accounts of witnesses, who said a rack of fireworks fell over, said Ventura County Fire Capt. Mike Lindberry.




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• TENNIS: The Troy Recreation Department is again sponsoring the Frydell Junior Open Tennis Tournament July 10-13 at Troy Community Park. The tournament is for boys and girls ages 18 and under. To register, download and print the form at All forms must be received by Friday. For more information, contact Dave Moore at (937) 368-2663 or (937) 418-2633 or by email at • SKATING: Hobart Arena will hold public skating sessions this summer. All public skating sessions are held Fridays from 8-10 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for Children (14 and under) and $2.50 for skate rental. The dates for public skating this summer are July 19 and 26. • RUNNING: The Piqua Optimist Club’s fifth annual Bob Mikolajewski Memorial 5K Run and Walk will be held at 8:30 a.m. July 13 at the Piqua High School Alexander Stadium. Pre-registrations must be received by July 6 to ensure a race T-shirt. Go online to to download the event registration flyer. Online registration is also available through Race day registration will begin at 7:15 a.m. The cost to participate in the event is $15, and prizes will be awarded to the overall and age category winners. • HOCKEY: Registrations are now being accepted for the Troy Recreation Department’s Summer Youth Introduction to Hockey Program held at Hobart Arena. The program is for youth ages 5-10 years old and includes three dates: July 16, 23 and 30 from 7:308:30 p.m. The program is for those who have never participated in an organized hockey program. An equipment rental program is available. The cost of the program is $10 for all three sessions. To register, visit the Recreation Department located in Hobart Arena, 255 Adams St. or visit on the “registrations” page and print off a registration form. Contact the Recreation Department at 339-5145 for further information. • COACHING: Bethel High School has three coaching positions open for the upcoming school year. For the asst. varsity football coach position, contact head coach Kevin Finfrock at (937) 216-5036. For the boys junior varsity basketball position, contact Eric Glover at (937) 510-7795 or at The seventh grade volleyball coaching job is also open. For more information, contact Tim Zigler at (937) 845-9487. • SUBMIT-A-TIP: To submit an item to the Troy Daily News sports section, please contact Josh Brown at or Colin Foster at

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Bartoli a unique Wimbledon champ LONDON (AP) — Ever since she was a kid, practicing until midnight with her father, Marion Bartoli went about playing tennis her own way. The two-handed strokes for backhands, forehands, even volleys. The hopping in place and practice swings between points, which help her focus. The unusual setup for serves — no ballbouncing, arms crossed, right wrist resting on her left thumb before the toss. Whatever works, right? This unique Wimbledon, appropriate-

ly enough, produced a unique champion in the ambidextrous Bartoli, the 15th-seeded Frenchwoman who won her first Grand Slam title by beating 23rd-seeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany 6-1, 6-4 Saturday in an error-filled, one-sided final that was far from a classic. “It’s always been a part of my personality to be different. I think being just like the other AP PHOTO one is kind of boring. I really Marion Bartoli, left, and Sabine Lisicki pose during the trophy cerembrace the fact of being a bit emony after Bartoli won the women’s singles final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, ■ See BARTOLI on A10 Saturday.

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Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan celebrate after beating Ivan Dodig of Croatia and Marcelo Melo to win the men’s doubles final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday.

‘Bryan Slam’ complete Brothers hold all 4 major titles

Brandon. “Everything is finite. There will be an end to my career. I want to enjoy as many of these experiences as I can.” Phillips played in the AllStar games in 2010 and 2011 as a reserve. “I want to thank the fans for voting for me,” Phillips said. “It’s a dream come true. It’s something that I can check off my goals.” Closer Aroldis Chapman also was chosen for the second straight year. The Reds overcame another

LONDON (AP) — The Bryan brothers got big air at Wimbledon on Saturday. Yes, there was a little more room than usual between their feet and the ground for their latest version of the “Bryan Bump” — the famed chest bump they use to celebrate their victories — because of what that victory meant. Their 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win over Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo wrapped up the Bryan Slam, making the 35-year-old identical twins from California the first men’s doubles team in the history of Open-era tennis to hold all four major titles at the same time. “It just feels like we’re adding nuts and whipped cream and cherries to our great career,” Bob Bryan said. “We said that a few years ago: If we retire today, we feel like we’ve done it all. Let’s go have some fun and add to whatever this is.” They now have 15 Grand Slam tournament victories, improving on the record they broke at the Australian Open when they surpassed John Newcombe and Tony Roche as

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Cincinnati Reds’ Shin-Soo Choo hits an run-scoring double in the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati Saturday.

Reds’ kind of day Everything goes right for Cincinnati CINCINNATI (AP) — Three players made the All-Star team. A seldom-used player drove in three runs. All in all, a pretty good day for the Reds. Cesar Izturis drove in three runs, matching his season total, and Mat Latos doubled home two more on Saturday, rallying Cincinnati to a 13-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners. It was Cincinnati’s second victory over Seattle in interleague play. The Mariners are 92 overall in the series. “It was one of those days,” Izturis said. The day will be remembered more for what happened just

before the game began. The Reds learned that first baseman Joey Votto had been voted by fans as an All-Star starter for the second straight year, the first time that’s happened to a Cincinnati player since Barry Larkin in 1999-2000. Joining him in the starting infield is Brandon Phillips, the first time a Reds second baseman has been voted to start since Joe Morgan in the 1970s. They became only the fifth set of teammates to start an All-Star game at first and second base. “It’s a real honor,” Votto said. “This year it will be special because I’m playing beside

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Catch us if you can Tigers pulling away from Indians

Froome claims yellow jersey At his first real opportunity, Chris Froome blew away his main Tour de France rivals with a supersonic burst Saturday, a fierce uphill climb that felt a little like the bad old days of Lance Armstrong. But the Briton who took the race leader’s yellow jersey, and looks more likely than ever to keep it all the way to the finish in Paris on July 21, insisted there are fundamental differences between then and now. See Page A10.

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians were thrilled to have two All-Stars. The Tigers have four more than that. Detroit also has more pitching. More hitting. More everything. Just more. But after being throttled for the second straight day and beaten for the seventh time in a row by the AL Central leaders, the Indians decided it was time to regroup and figure out a new game plan. “We’re definitely not intimidated by them,” Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis said fol-

lowing Detroit’s 9-4 win on Saturday. “We’ve just come out flat the last couple days. We’re looking to change that.” The Tigers have helped with the flattening. They’ve outscored the Indians 16-4 in the first two games of the four-game series, extending their division lead to 3 over the second-place Indians. Not long after getting into the clubhouse, Kipnis said the Indians, now 2-8 against the defending AL champions this season, discussed how they AP PHOTO intend to make the next two Cleveland Indians’ Asdrubal Cabrera, left, tags out Detroit Tigers’ games different. Jhonny Peralta after Peralta attempted to advance to second base ■ See INDIANS on A11 on a single in the third inning Saturday in Cleveland.

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■ Tennis

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Bartoli ■ CONTINUED FROM A9 different and doing something that not everyone is,” said the 28-year-old Bartoli, who plays tennis right-handed but signs autographs with her left. “I actually love that part of my game, being able to have something different.” She certainly stands alone. This was Bartoli’s 47th Grand Slam tournament, the most ever played by a woman before earning a championship. She is the only woman in the 45-year Open era to win Wimbledon playing two-fisted shots off both wings (Monica Seles, Bartoli’s inspiration for that unusual style, collected her nine major titles elsewhere). Until Saturday, it had been more than 1½ years since Bartoli won a tournament at any level. Until these last two weeks, Bartoli’s record in 2013 was 14-12, and she had failed to make it past the quarterfinals anywhere. Asked how to explain how she went from that sort of mediocre season to winning seven matches in a row at Wimbledon, never dropping a set, Bartoli briefly closed her eyes,

then laughed heartily. “Well,” Bartoli said, spreading her arms wide, “that’s me!” Unlike Lisicki, a firsttime major finalist who was admittedly overwhelmed by the occasion and teared up in the second set, Bartoli already had been on this stage, with the same stakes. Back in 2007, Bartoli won only five games during a twoset loss to Venus Williams in the Wimbledon final. “I know how it feels, Sabine,” Bartoli said during the on-court trophy ceremony. “And I’m sure, believe me, you’ll be there one more time. I have no doubt about it.” Bartoli became the first woman in the Open era to win Wimbledon without facing anyone seeded in the top 10 — her highestrated opponent was No. 17 Sloane Stephens of the United States in the quarterfinals. That’s in part because of all of the injuries and surprises, including exits for No. 2 Victoria Azarenka, No. 3 Maria Sharapova, No. 5 Sara Errani, No. 7 Angelique Kerber, No. 9 Caroline Wozniacki and No. 10 Maria Kirilenko by the end of the second round.

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Fans decapitate ref who had stabbed player SAO PAULO (AP) — Police say enraged spectators invaded a football field, stoned the referee to death and quartered his body after he stabbed a player to death. The Public Safety Department of the state of Maranhao says in a statement that it all started when referee Otavio da Silva expelled player Josenir Abreu from a game last weekend. The two got into a fist fight, then Silva took out a


knife and stabbed Abreu, who died on his way to the hospital. The statement issued this week says Abreu’s friends and relatives immediately “rushed into the field, stoned the referee to death and quartered his body.” Local news media say the spectators also decapitated Silva and stuck his head on a stake in the middle of the field. Police have arrested one suspect.

Can’t take this away Tour leader Froome insists, unlike Armstrong, he’s legit AX 3 DOMAINES, France (AP) — At his first real opportunity, Chris Froome blew away his main Tour de France rivals with a supersonic burst Saturday, a fierce uphill climb that felt a little like the bad old days of Lance Armstrong. But the Briton who took the race leader’s yellow jersey, and looks more likely than ever to keep it all the way to the finish in Paris on July 21, insisted there are fundamental differences between then and now. Armstrong was stripped of seven Tour titles last year for serial doping. Froome promised that his achievements won’t need to be erased in the future. “It is a bit of a personal mission to show that the sport has changed,” Froome said. “I certainly know that the results I’m getting, they’re not going to be stripped — 10, 20 years down the line. Rest assured, that’s not going to happen.” Froome hasn’t come out of nowhere. The 28-year-old was the Tour runner-up last year to teammate Bradley Wiggins, runner-up at the Tour of Spain in 2011 and has been the dominant rider this year coming into the Tour. Drug testing in cycling is also better and more credible than it was when Armstrong and his U.S. Postal Service teammates were pumping themselves with hormones, blood transfusions and other banned performance-enhancers. While improved doping controls do not guarantee that the 198 riders who started the Tour on June 29 are competing clean, they do allow Froome’s generation to argue more convincingly that they are a different and more believable breed of competitors from those who doped systemati-


A fan waves a British flag as new overall leader Christopher Froome of Britain sprints towards the finish line to win the eight stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 195 kilometers (122 miles) with start in Castres and finish in Ax 3 Domaines, Pyrenees region, France, Saturday. cally in the 1990s and 2000s. “It’s normal that people ask questions in cycling, given the history of the sport. That’s an unfortunate position we find ourselves in at the moment, that eyebrows are going to be raised, questions are going to be asked about our performances,” Froome said. “But I know the sport’s changed. There’s absolutely no way I’d be able to get these results if the sport hadn’t changed. I mean, if you look at it logically we know that the sport’s in a better place now than it was, has been, ever, I think, for the last 20, 30 years.” Still, the hammer-blow Froome delivered on the first stage at this Tour to finish in the high mountains and the way his Team Sky support riders exhausted his rivals by riding hard at the front made it almost impossible to not think of Armstrong. At the Tours of 1999, 2001 and 2002, Armstrong

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also used the first high mountain stage to put a grip on the race. A favored tactic for his Postal team — the so-called Blue Train — was to ride so hard at the front that rivals would eventually peel off, spent, leaving Armstrong to then reap victory. “Any results now, they’re definitely a lot more credible,” Froome said. “The questions should be asked about people who were winning races maybe five, 10 years ago when we know that doping was more prevalent.” “Anyone who actually spends a bit of time with the team, with us, building up to an event like this, I mean this is months and months of preparation that’s gone into this,” he added. “That work equals these results, and it’s not something that’s so, ‘Wow. That’s unbelievable.’ It actually does add up if you look to see what actually goes into this.” There is a racing logic to why Froome and Sky wanted to impose themselves right from the outset in the Pyrenees. The time gaps they opened on Froome’s rivals will allow Sky to better manage the race. They won’t have to keep such a careful eye on riders who have been all but eliminated from the running for overall victory. The racing — so frantic, nervous and crash-prone in the first week of the Tour — should

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now calm down somewhat, with Sky expected to marshal the front of the pack to protect its yellow-jersey wearer. Peter Kennaugh, Froome’s teammate, said Sky can “take a lot of control of the race and do it how we want to do it.” Nicolas Portal, a Sky director, said the time advantages they banked on the climb up to the Ax 3 Domaines ski station would act as a safety cushion for Froome. “We don’t know what could happen in five or six days. Chris could get sick, have a bad stage, so these seconds are very important,” he said. In fact, it was more minutes than seconds. Andy Schleck, the 2010 winner, rode in 3:34 after Froome. The 2011 victor, Cadel Evans, was 4:13 behind. Two-time champion Alberto Contador lost 1:45 to Froome. The gaps were so large that, already, it seems only a mishap can prevent Froome from winning. “The Tour de France is over, it’s finished,” said Marc Madiot, manager of the FDJ.FR team. “We’ll have battles every day for stage wins but the question about who will win the Tour is done.” Closest to Froome was teammate Richie Porte, who came in 51 seconds back. That sets up the prospect of a second consecutive onetwo finish in Paris for Sky.

■ Tennis

Bryans ■ CONTINUED FROM A9 the winningest men’s pairing of all time. It’s their third Wimbledon title and the victory made the Bryans the first team to hold all the slams along with an Olympic gold medal. If they win the U.S. Open in September, they’ll join Ken McGregor and Frank Sedgman as the second men’s team to complete a calendar Grand Slam. The Aussie duo did it in 1951, 17 years before the Open era began, and ended up winning seven titles in a row before the streak was snapped at the 1952 U.S. Open. “I didn’t think anything could feel as sweet as the gold medal, but this one just feels like there’s a cap, a lid, or a ribbon around our career,” Mike Bryan said. “It’s pretty cool. It’s something we never dreamed of, to try to win four in a row.” Taking Centre Court against a new doubles pairing of the Croatian, Dodig, and the Brazilian, Melo, the top-seeded Bryan brothers came out shaky. But they got a pair of breaks in the second to even things up, then got a break apiece in the next two sets for the win. The final one came when Mike Bryan, the right-hander, hit a forehand down the middle for a clean winner, then high-stepped it off the court to the sideline for one, final change of ends. His brother served out the match and after match point — a 129-mph ace — the brothers jumped as high as they can remember while performing their chest bump.



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■ National Basketball Association

Howard joins Rockets, Cavaliers nab Jack HOUSTON (AP) — Last offseason, the Houston Rockets were an afterthought, a young team with little star power. Now, after trading for James Harden just before this past season and adding Dwight on Howard Friday, Houston is suddenly primed to contend sooner than HOWARD almost anybody expected. Still, Houston general manager Daryl Morey knows nabbing Howard is only the first step in a long

process for his team. “We haven’t accomplished anything yet, but we’re putting something pretty cool together, I think,” Morey said in an interview with C o m c a s t S p o r t s N e t Houston. Howard is the Rockets’ latest superstar center, following Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon and eight-time All-Star Yao Ming. They reached the playoffs for the first time since 2009 this season and bat-

tled back from a 3-0 deficit before being eliminated by the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 6. Their return to the postseason showed they have plenty of speed and longrange scoring power with Harden, Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons. Omer Asik was a solid rebounder in the playoff run and averaged 12.3 points in the series, but it was clear that the team needed a more potent scoring threat inside. The addition of Howard gives them just that, as the 6-foot-11 star has averaged more than 18 points and almost 13 rebounds in his nine-year career.

His one season in Los Angeles was filled with unrest, including what many believed to be a less than positive relationship with Kobe Bryant. Bryant unfollowed Howard on Twitter on Friday night after he announced his decision to join the Rockets with a tweet. It was the end of a short tenure with the Lakers in which Howard averaged 17 points and almost 11 rebounds in the playoffs, where the injury-riddled team was swept by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round. Morey believes his team offers many benefits to the

27-year-old center, but one thing sealed the deal. “I think Dwight’s in a great place in his career,” Morey said in the television interview. “He’s focused on winning and we gave him the best chance to win. It’s that simple.” Howard can’t officially sign until July 10 when next season’s salary cap has been set. The Rockets can pay him $88 million over a four-year contract — $30 million less than what Los Angeles could have given him. • Cavs Sign Jack CLEVELAND — Fans have been waiting for the Cavaliers to make a signifi-

cant move in the offseason. That happened on Saturday when they agreed to a four-year, $25 million deal with point guard Jarrett Jack, a league source said. The fourth year of the contract is a team option. The 6-foot-3, 197pounder served as the third guard on the Golden State Warriors’ run to the Western Conference semifinals last year. He averaged 12.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 5.6 assists in 79 games with the Warriors last season. He shot 45.2 percent from the field and 40.4 percent from behind the arc.

■ Major League Baseball

■ Major League Baseball

The fans have spoken


Davis passes Cabrera to claim most All Star fan votes NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore slugger Chris Davis powered past Detroit Crown winner Triple Miguel Cabrera in the final week to claim the most fan votes in All-Star game balloting, and Washington outfielder Bryce Harper used a final surge to win a spot in the National League’s starting lineup. Right-hander Max Scherzer was one of a major league-best six Tigers chosen for the All-Star game July 16 at Citi Field in New York. St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina led the NL fan vote announced Saturday night. He is one of the Cardinals’ five AllStars, tops in the NL. “I think any time you are getting that recognition not only from your fan base but from everybody across the nation I think it feels good to know that people are watching,” Davis said. Mets young ace Matt Harvey and third baseman David Wright will represent the host team in the 84th All-Star game. Harvey received the most votes among NL pitchers in the player balloting, outpacing the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw. Cuban defector Yasiel Puig wasn’t picked not yet, at least. The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder with just one breathless month in the big leagues is among five candidates for the final NL spot, with fans able to vote online through Thursday. Puig is joined in the final NL five by shortstop Ian Desmond of Washington, first basemen Freddie Freeman of Atlanta, Adrian Gonzalez of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and outfielder Hunter Pence of San Francisco. The American League’s five are all relievers: Detroit’s Joaquin Benoit, Toronto’s Steve Delabar, the Yankees’ David Robertson, Texas’ Tanner Scheppers, and Boston’s Koji Uehara. New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was one of the 68 players selected. The 43-year-old career saves leader will hop across town as part of his retirement tour for a 13th All-Star appearance, second most by a pitcher behind Hall of Famer Warren Spahn, who made 17 teams. “The fact that I went through all the adversity and I’m standing here talking about the All-Star game … it’s a privilege,” said Rivera, who has 29 saves this year after missing nearly all of last season with a torn knee ligament.

ing off his shortest start since 2007, going only 3 13 innings during a 7-6 loss to the White Sox on June 30. He lasted longer, but didn’t fare much better. The right-hander went five innings, allowing seven hits, five walks and six runs. Five of them scored with two outs. For the second day in a row, the Mariners got a two-run homer in the first inning to jump-start the offense. Nick Franklin had a two-run shot off Mike Leake during a 4-2 win on Friday night. Endy Chavez singled and Seager followed with his 13th homer. Seattle has 21 homers in the first inning this season, most in the majors. Latos helped the Reds pull ahead to stay with two outs in the fourth. He doubled home two runs and scored from second on Shin-Soo Choo’s single for a 4-3 lead, sprinting around third to beat the throw from center fielder Dustin Ackley. “That was a good time to get a hit,” Latos said. “The offense picked me up. Thirteen runs is always good, especially when I put us in 2-0 hole.” Izturis doubled home two more in the fifth, and Jay Bruce added a tworun double during a three-run sixth that put it away.

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Wagner leads Greenbrier by 2 AP PHOTO

Baltimore Orioles Chris Davis follows through on a two-run home run during the first inning against the New York Yankees on Saturday in New York. Davis finished with 8,272,243 fan votes to edge Cabrera, who had 8,013,874, for his first AllStar selection. Davis has 33 homers, seventh best before the break in big league history. Davis is the second firsttime All-Star to lead the voting, joining Seattle outfielder Ichiro Suzuki (2001). The first baseman with the cool nickname of “Crush” is one of three Orioles to be selected by fans, the first time that has happened since Cal Ripken Jr. was one of the picks in 1997. Shortstop J.J. Hardy and center fielder Adam Jones will take the field with Davis. Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado was picked as a reserve. Scherzer is the first pitcher to start a season 13-

0 since Rgoer Clemens in 1986. He was joined from Detroit by first baseman Prince Fielder, shortstop Jhonny Peralta, and outfielder Torii Hunter. Tigers manager Jim Leyland, who will run the AL squad after leading Detroit to the World Series, picked his ace Justin Verlander for the team. “This is not a simple thing, but I’m proud of it,” Leyland said. “We worked hard on it. We’re not going to be perfect. I put a lot of time and thought into it. I had a lot of help. It’s still not going to make everybody happy. There’s going to be guys who should be AllStars who are left off. That happens every year.” Third base was a talentladen position, and one player to be left off the AL roster was Oakland’s Josh Donaldson. The Athletics’

one selection was 40-yearold pitcher Bartolo Colon. Colon is an All-Star for the first time since 2005, when he won the AL Cy Young Award with the Angels. At 11-3 with a 2.73 ERA, Colon is making his third All-Star team. This one comes, though, after he began the season finishing a 50-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs. The 20-year-old Harper trailed Justin Upton by several thousand votes, but he homered in his return from the disabled list this week and moved into the lead. Fellow rookie of the year Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels was voted to his first All-Star start, too. Overall, 30 players will be making their first AllStar appearance.

for the Tigers, who followed up their 7-0 shutout on Friday with another impressive rout. The Indians came into the series hoping to cut into Detroit’s lead. Instead, the Tigers have opened some distance and are threatening to widen the gap. “We’ll show up tomorrow,” Indians manager Terry Francona promised. “We certainly need to do better against them.

They’re the team that is directly ahead of us and they’ve kind of had their way with us, but I don’t think we’ll show up tomorrow and not feel we’re going to win. But we need to play better.” There’s no doubt. The Tigers have outplayed the Indians in every facet, and with Doug Fister (6-5) and Max Scherzer (13-0) still scheduled to start, Cleveland will have to rally to avoid being swept.

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Indians ■ CONTINUED FROM A9 “The pressure’s not really on us, it’s got to be on them and that’s the way we’ve got to approach it,” said Kipnis, named an All-Star for the first time. “They are the guys who made the World Series last year. They are the guys with the big names and the big contracts and all that stuff and we’ve just got to be able to run with it. “We haven’t been play-

■ CONTINUED FROM A9 early deficit to get their second win over Seattle. Manager Dusty Baker decided to give Izturis his ninth start at shortstop so he could get some at-bats and stay sharp. Izturis singled home a run in the second and doubled home two more in the fifth off Jeremy Bonderman (1-3). Baker had told Izturis on Friday that he’d be in the starting lineup for the second game of the series. “Dusty’s always good about letting you know,” Izturis said. “And that’s good, especially when you don’t play every day. It’s definitely all mental. It’s not that easy, but we know what we’re here for.” The Reds scored more runs than in any game since a 13-7 win over Milwaukee on May 11. It was the second-most runs allowed by the Mariners, trailing a 16-9 loss to Houston on April 9. Latos (8-2) matched his season high with four walks in six innings, but also doubled his RBI total by driving in a pair of runs with a double. He allowed six hits and fanned 11 while throwing 111 pitches. Kyle Seager drove in three runs off Latos with a homer and a sacrifice fly. Bonderman was com-

ing the way we’ve been winning games, having fun, moving guys around and we’re going to look to change that and do that tomorrow.” Torii Hunter drove in three runs and Miguel Cabrera cracked a two-run homer as the Tigers won their fifth straight and improved to 11-3 against the Indians since last September. Hunter hit a two-run homer, tripled and doubled

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Amid a disappointing season, Johnson Wagner has found a comfort zone not far from his college stomping grounds. Wagner shot a 6-under 64 Saturday to take a twostroke lead after the third round of the Greenbrier Classic. Wagner was at 14 under on the Old White TPC course. Jimmy Walker also shot 64 and was second at 12 under. Wagner has yet to post a top 10 finish this year. At the Greenbrier, he broke a string of seven consecutive early exits. In his two previous tournaments, he had three birdies combined. He had seven of them on Saturday. “I felt really comfortable all day,” Wagner said. “I hit a lot of good golf shots. I’ve got a really clear picture of what I’m trying to do on every swing. “Sometimes when you’re playing bad, you forget who you are and you get down on yourself. The last couple of weeks, I’ve just trying to be positive and remember that I’ve won three times out here. I’m a little more comfortable with myself right now.” Wagner played golf at Virginia Tech less than two hours from The Greenbrier resort. Several members of his wife’s family have joined them for the weekend, and hoots from Hokies fans could be heard around the golf course. “It’s great seeing a bunch of maroon-and-

orange in the crowd,” Wagner said. He hopes they can see him wrap up his first win since the 2012 Sony Open. The other two times Wagner held the lead going into the final round on tour, he won the 2008 Houston Open and the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Mexico. But no third-round leader has gone on to win the Greenbrier Classic, now in its fourth year. The tournament has been decided by playoffs the past two years, and Stuart Appleby shot 59 in the final round to win by a stroke in 2010. Wagner said he isn’t going to stop being aggressive Sunday unless the wind picks up. “I’m just going to try to make as many birdies as I can,” he said. “This golf course, when it’s firm and fast, may be one of my favorite places we play on tour.” Like Wagner, Walker also gets a cozy feeling at The Greenbrier. He finished one stroke out of a playoff in the 2011 Greenbrier Classic and tied for fourth in 2010. “The golf course really seems to fit my eye,” Walker said. “I like the tee shots, I like the second shots, and I feel comfortable. And when you feel comfortable at places … I seem to play well.” Still searching for his first tour win, Walker woke up sick early Friday morning and still wasn’t feeling well Saturday. His swing certainly didn’t suffer.



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BASEBALL Baseball Expanded Standings All Times EDT AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Boston 54 34 .614 New York 48 39 .552 48 40 .545 Baltimore 48 40 .545 Tampa Bay 42 45 .483 Toronto Central Division L Pct W Detroit 48 38 .558 Cleveland 45 42 .517 41 43 .488 Kansas City 37 47 .440 Minnesota 34 50 .405 Chicago West Division L Pct W Texas 50 36 .581 Oakland 51 37 .580 Los Angeles 41 45 .477 38 49 .437 Seattle 31 56 .356 Houston NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Atlanta 49 37 .570 Washington 45 42 .517 42 45 .483 Philadelphia 36 47 .434 New York 32 54 .372 Miami Central Division W L Pct Pittsburgh 53 33 .616 St. Louis 52 34 .605 Cincinnati 50 37 .575 37 48 .435 Chicago 34 51 .400 Milwaukee West Division L Pct W Arizona 45 41 .523 Colorado 42 45 .483 Los Angeles 41 45 .477 San Francisco 40 46 .465 40 48 .455 San Diego

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AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games N.Y. Yankees 3, Baltimore 2 Detroit 7, Cleveland 0 Toronto 4, Minnesota 0 Tampa Bay 8, Chicago White Sox 3 Seattle 4, Cincinnati 2 Texas 10, Houston 5 Oakland 6, Kansas City 3 Boston 6, L.A. Angels 2 Saturday's Games N.Y. Yankees 5, Baltimore 4 Minnesota 6, Toronto 0 Kansas City 4, Oakland 3 Detroit 9, Cleveland 4 Cincinnati 13, Seattle 4 Tampa Bay 3, Chicago White Sox 0 Houston at Texas, 7:15 p.m. Boston at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Sunday's Games Baltimore (Hammel 7-5) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 7-6), 1:05 p.m. Detroit (Fister 6-5) at Cleveland (Kluber 6-5), 1:05 p.m. Minnesota (Diamond 5-7) at Toronto (Redmond 0-1), 1:07 p.m. Seattle (J.Saunders 6-8) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 7-6), 1:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 2-5) at Tampa Bay (Price 2-4), 1:40 p.m. Oakland (Griffin 6-6) at Kansas City (Mendoza 2-4), 2:10 p.m. Houston (Bedard 3-4) at Texas (Grimm 7-6), 3:05 p.m. Boston (Lackey 6-5) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 2-4), 8:05 p.m. Monday's Games Detroit at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Kansas City at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Oakland at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Texas at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Boston at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday's Games Pittsburgh 6, Chicago Cubs 2 Philadelphia 5, Atlanta 4 Washington 8, San Diego 5 Seattle 4, Cincinnati 2 N.Y. Mets 12, Milwaukee 5 St. Louis 4, Miami 1 Arizona 5, Colorado 0 L.A. Dodgers 10, San Francisco 2 Saturday's Games St. Louis 5, Miami 4 Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 1 Washington 5, San Diego 4 Cincinnati 13, Seattle 4 San Francisco 4, L.A. Dodgers 2 Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Milwaukee, 7:15 p.m. Colorado at Arizona, 10:10 p.m. Sunday's Games Seattle (J.Saunders 6-8) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 7-6), 1:10 p.m. Atlanta (Medlen 6-7) at Philadelphia (Pettibone 4-3), 1:35 p.m. San Diego (Erlin 1-1) at Washington (Strasburg 4-6), 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Hefner 3-6) at Milwaukee (Gorzelanny 1-1), 2:10 p.m. Miami (Fernandez 5-4) at St. Louis (Lynn 10-3), 2:15 p.m. Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 4-6) at Chicago Cubs (Villanueva 2-4), 2:20 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 7-5) at San Francisco (Gaudin 2-1), 4:05 p.m. Colorado (Oswalt 0-3) at Arizona (Corbin 9-1), 4:10 p.m. Monday's Games Oakland at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Atlanta at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Reds 13, Mariners 4 Seattle Cincinnati ab r hbi ab r h bi BMiller 2b2 1 0 0 Choo cf 4 2 2 1 EnChvz rf 4 1 2 0 DRonsn lf 5 1 1 0 Seager 3b3 1 2 3 Votto 1b 3 1 0 0 KMorls 1b5 0 0 0 Phillips 2b4 1 1 1 MSndrs lf 5 0 0 0 Bruce rf 4 4 2 3 Zunino c 5 0 1 0 Hannhn 3b4 2 3 2 Ackley cf 4 1 2 0 CIzturs ss4 0 2 3 Ryan ss 2 0 1 1 LeCure p 0 0 0 0 Bndrm p 2 0 0 0 Simon p 0 0 0 0 Frnkln ph 1 0 0 0 Heisey ph1 0 0 0 Capps p 0 0 0 0 Ondrsk p 0 0 0 0 Smoak ph1 0 0 0 Hanign c 3 1 1 1 Farqhr p 0 0 0 0 Latos p 3 1 1 2 MParr p 0 0 0 0 Cozart ss 2 0 0 0 Totals 34 4 8 4 Totals 37131313 Seattle......................201 001 000—4 Cincinnati ................010 323 04x—13 E_En.Chavez (2), B.Miller (1). LOB_Seattle 11, Cincinnati 8. 2B_Ackley (6), Ryan (8), Bruce (26), Hannahan (4), C.Izturis (4), Hanigan (6), Latos (2). HR_Seager (13). SF_Seager, Phillips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IP H R ER BB SO Seattle Bonderman L,1-3 . .5 7 6 6 5 4 Capps . . . . . . . . . . .2 4 3 3 0 0

Farquhar . . . . . . . . .1 2 4 2 2 2 Cincinnati Latos W,8-2 . . . . . . .6 6 4 4 4 11 M.Parra . . . . . . . . . .1 1 0 0 0 2 LeCure . . . . . . . . .2-3 1 0 0 2 1 Simon H,3 . . . . . .1-3 0 0 0 0 0 Ondrusek . . . . . . . .1 0 0 0 1 0 WP_Bonderman, Latos, M.Parra, Ondrusek. Umpires_Home, Alan Porter; First, Mike Estabrook; Second, Jerry Layne; Third, Hunter Wendelstedt. T_3:21. A_34,965 (42,319). Tigers 9, Indians 4 Detroit Cleveland ab r hbi ab r h bi AJcksn cf 3 2 2 1 Bourn cf 3 0 1 1 TrHntr rf 5 1 3 3 Raburn rf 1 1 1 2 MiCarr 3b 4 1 1 2 ACarer ss 3 0 0 0 D.Kelly 3b0 0 0 0 Aviles ss 2 0 0 0 Fielder 1b5 1 1 1 Kipnis 2b 4 0 0 0 VMrtnz dh4 1 1 0 Swisher 1b31 2 1 JhPerlt ss 5 0 2 1 Brantly lf 4 0 0 0 Dirks lf 5 1 2 0 CSantn c 4 0 0 0 Avila c 3 1 1 0 Giambi dh3 0 0 0 RSantg 2b4 1 0 0 MrRynl ph1 0 0 0 Chsnhll 3b3 1 2 0 Stubbs rf-cf 3 1 2 0 Totals 38 913 8 Totals 34 4 8 4 Detroit ......................004 302 000—9 Cleveland.................001 001 002—4 E_Mi.Cabrera (10), Carrasco (2). DP_Detroit 2. LOB_Detroit 9, Cleveland 7. 2B_A.Jackson (12), Tor.Hunter (22), V.Martinez (15), Chisenhall (10), Stubbs (15). 3B_Tor.Hunter (2). HR_Tor.Hunter (5), Mi.Cabrera (27), Fielder (15), Raburn (10), Swisher (9). SB_Stubbs (9). S_R.Santiago. SF_A.Jackson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IP H R ER BB SO Detroit Ani.Sanchez W,7-5 .5 3 1 1 1 4 Coke . . . . . . . . .1 2-3 2 1 1 0 1 Putkonen . . . . . . .1-3 0 0 0 2 0 Smyly . . . . . . . . . . .1 1 0 0 0 1 D.Downs . . . . . . . . .1 2 2 2 0 1 Cleveland Carrasco L,0-4 .3 1-3 10 7 6 1 2 R.Hill . . . . . . . . . .2-3 0 0 0 0 2 Albers . . . . . . . . . . .2 2 2 2 0 1 Shaw . . . . . . . . . . . .1 0 0 0 2 1 Pestano . . . . . . . . . .1 0 0 0 1 1 C.Perez . . . . . . . . . .1 1 0 0 1 0 HBP_by Ani.Sanchez (Swisher). WP_Putkonen, D.Downs. Umpires_Home, Joe West; First, Sam Holbrook; Second, Andy Fletcher; Third, Rob Drake. T_3:16. A_28,054 (42,241). Saturday's Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE Baltimore . .210 100 000—4 11 0 New York . .020 021 00x—5 10 1 Tillman, Matusz (6), Gausman (7) and Teagarden; Pettitte, Kelley (7), D.Robertson (8), Rivera (9) and C.Stewart. W_Pettitte 6-6. L_Tillman 10-3. Sv_Rivera (29). HRs_Baltimore, C.Davis (33). Minnesota .003 000 300—6 7 1 Toronto . . .000 000 000—0 4 0 Pelfrey, Thielbar (7), Burton (8), Perkins (9) and Mauer; Dickey, Oliver (8), J.Perez (9) and Thole. W_Pelfrey 46. L_Dickey 8-9. HRs_Minnesota, Dozier (8). Oakland . . .011 001 000—3 8 3 Kansas City001 100 11x—4 6 1 J.Parker, Blevins (7), Cook (7), Doolittle (8) and Jaso; E.Santana, Crow (8), G.Holland (9) and S.Perez. W_Crow 6-3. L_Cook 1-2. Sv_G.Holland (20). HRs_Oakland, Donaldson (15). Kansas City, Moustakas (6). Chicago . . .000 000 000—0 6 1 Tampa Bay .020 001 00x—3 6 0 Sale, N.Jones (8) and Flowers; M.Moore, McGee (7), Jo.Peralta (8), Rodney (9) and Lobaton. W_M.Moore 12-3. L_Sale 5-8. Sv_Rodney (19). NATIONAL LEAGUE Miami . . . . .012 100 000—4 6 1 St. Louis . .002 000 201—5 8 2 Eovaldi, M.Dunn (7), Qualls (8), A.Ramos (9) and Brantly; J.Kelly, Maness (7), Rosenthal (8), Mujica (9) and T.Cruz. W_Mujica 1-1. L_A.Ramos 3-3. HRs_Miami, Morrison (4), Dietrich (8). St. Louis, Ma.Adams (7). SD . . . . . . .000 013 000—4 9 0 Wash . . . . .001 110 20x—5 12 0 Marquis, Vincent (7), Thatcher (7), Gregerson (7) and Grandal, Hundley; Zimmermann, Ohlendorf (6), Storen (8), R.Soriano (9) and K.Suzuki. W_Ohlendorf 2-0. L_Vincent 2-1. Sv_R.Soriano (24). HRs_San Diego, Guzman (5). Washington, Ad.LaRoche (13). Pittsburgh .000 100 000—1 5 1 Chicago . . .000 220 00x—4 7 0 Morton, Ju.Wilson (7), Morris (8) and McKenry; E.Jackson, Russell (6), Guerrier (7), Gregg (9) and Castillo. W_E.Jackson 5-10. L_Morton 1-2. Sv_Gregg (15). HRs_Pittsburgh, P.Alvarez (22). Chicago, A.Soriano 2 (12). LA . . . . . . . .000 020 000—2 4 3 SF . . . . . . . .030 100 00x—4 7 0


SPORTS ON TV TODAY AUTO RACING 11 a.m. NBCSN — Formula One, Grand Prix of Germany, at Nuerburg, Germany (same-day tape) Noon ABC — IRL, IndyCar, Race with Insulin 400, at Long Pond, Pa. 2 p.m. NBCSN — GP2, at Nuerburg, Germany (same-day tape) 7 p.m. ESPN2 — NHRA, Summit Racing Equipment Nationals, at Norwalk, Ohio (same-day tape) CYCLING 6:30 a.m. NBCSN — Tour de France, stage 9, Saint-Girons to Bagneres-de-Bigorre, France GOLF 8 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Open de France, final round, at Paris 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, The Greenbrier Classic, final round, at White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. 3 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, The Greenbrier Classic, final round, at White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. FSN — Seattle at Cincinnati TBS — Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees 2:10 p.m. WGN — Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs 8 p.m. ESPN — Boston at L.A. Angels SOCCER 3 p.m. ESPN — MLS, Kansas City at Chicago TENNIS 9 a.m. ESPN — The Wimbledon Championships, men's championship, at London Fife, Howell (5), Belisario (7), P.Rodriguez (8) and Federowicz; Bumgarner, S.Rosario (8), J.Lopez (8), Romo (9) and Posey. W_Bumgarner 95. L_Fife 3-3. Sv_Romo (20). HRs_Los Angeles, Federowicz (3). All-Star Fan Voting To Be Held Tuesday, July 16 At Citi Field, New York Final Voting AMERICAN LEAGUE FIRST BASEMEN 1. Chris Davis, Orioles, 8,272,243 2. Prince Fielder, Tigers, 4,098,961 3. Albert Pujols Angels 1,487,508 4. Mike Napoli, Red Sox, 1,483,850 5. Mitch Moreland, Rangers, 1,244,794 6. Brandon Moss, Athletics, 826,357 7. Adam Lind, Blue Jays, 804,442 8. Nick Swisher, Indians, 766,851 SECOND BASEMEN 1. Robinson Cano, Yankees, 5,369,141 2. Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox, 3,985,087 3. Ian Kinsler, Rangers, 2,215,371 4. Omar Infante, Tigers, 1,990,625 5. Jose Altuve, Astros, 1,544,090 6. Brian Roberts, Orioles, 1,512,425 7. Howie Kendrick, Angels, 986,695 8. Jason Kipnis, Indians, 964,333 THIRD BASEMEN 1. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers, 8,013,874 2. Manny Machado, Orioles, 4,101,089 3. Adrian Beltre, Rangers, 2,330,907 4. Evan Longoria, Rays, 1,906,184 5. Josh Donaldson, Athletics, 1,139,931 6. Will Middlebrooks, Red Sox, 882,867 7. Kevin Youkilis, Yankees, 705,425 8. Brett Lawrie, Blue Jays, 575,703 SHORTSTOPS 1. J.J. Hardy, Orioles, 5,283,144 2. Jhonny Peralta, Tigers, 3,267,425 3. Elvis Andrus, Rangers, 2,671,942 4. Jed Lowrie, Athletics, 1,953,896 5. Jose Reyes, Blue Jays, 1,666,812 6. Derek Jeter, Yankees, 1,330,334 7. Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians, 1,212,483 8. Stephen Drew, Red Sox, 1,104,771 CATCHERS 1. Joe Mauer, Twins, 5,443,856 2. Matt Wieters, Orioles, 3,930,638 3. A.J. Pierzynski, Rangers, 1,851,847 4. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Red Sox, 1,757,395 5. Carlos Santana, Indians, 1,661,916 6. J.P. Arencibia, Blue Jays, 1,200,537 7. Jose Molina, Rays, 1,106,406 8. Alex Avila, Tigers, 1,070,400 OUTFIELDERS 1. Adam Jones, Orioles, 6,793,577 2. Mike Trout, Angels, 6,771,745 3. Jose Bautista, Blue Jays, 3,999,631 4. Nick Markakis, Orioles, 3,783,189 5. Nate McLouth, Orioles, 3,221,179 6. Nelson Cruz, Rangers, 3,101,804 7. Torii Hunter, Tigers, 3,051,156 8. Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox, 2,587,879 9. Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics, 2,070,966 10. Coco Crisp, Athletics, 1,852,736 11. Alex Gordon, Royals, 1,718,922 12. Austin Jackson, Tigers, 1,668,159 13. Josh Hamilton, Angels, 1,489,456 14. Shane Victorino, Red Sox, 1,484,301 15. Ichiro Suzuki, Yankees, 1,353,022 16. David Murphy, Rangers, 1,178,907 17. Michael Bourn, Indians, 1,148,674 18. Melky Cabrera, Blue Jays, 1,143,293 19. Andy Dirks, Tigers, 1,059,495 20. Brett Gardner, Yankees, 1,045,080 21. Leonys Martin, Rangers, 1,005,385 22. Curtis Granderson, Yankees, 987,441 23. Jonny Gomes, Red Sox, 904,139 24. Josh Reddick, Athletics, 895,841 DESIGNATED HITTERS 1. David Ortiz, Red Sox, 6,226,301 2. Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays, 2,585,988 3. Lance Berkman, Rangers, 2,491,474 4. Victor Martinez, Tigers, 1,594,456 5. Mark Trumbo, Angels, 1,585,370 6. Nolan Reimold, Orioles, 1,446,259 7. Mark Reynolds, Indians, 1,329,921 8. Billy Butler, Royals, 954,636 NATIONAL LEAGUE FIRST BASEMEN 1. Joey Votto, Reds, 5,128,515 2. Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks, 4,269,685 3. Allen Craig, Cardinals, 3,241,131 4. Brandon Belt, Giants, 2,308,043 5. Freddie Freeman, Braves,

2,111,635 6. Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers, 1,799,482 7. Adam LaRoche, Nationals, 1,237,035 8. Ryan Howard, Phillies, 972,241 SECOND BASEMEN 1. Brandon Phillips, Reds, 4,799,417 2. Matt Carpenter, Cardinals, 4,337,408 3. Marco Scutaro, Giants, 4,117,815 4. Daniel Murphy, Mets, 2,054,256 5. Chase Utley, Phillies, 1,829,943 6. Dan Uggla, Braves, 1,606,221 7. Aaron Hill, Diamondbacks, 1,239,448 8. Neil Walker, Pirates, 936,072 THIRD BASEMEN 1. David Wright, Mets, 6,411,381 2. Pablo Sandoval, Giants, 4,507,219 3. David Freese, Cardinals, 2,989,600 4. Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals, 1,731,962 5. Chris Johnson, Braves, 1,687,795 6. Pedro Alvarez, Pirates, 1,422,112 7. Martin Prado, Diamondbacks, 1,334,435 8. Todd Frazier, Reds, 1,330,238 SHORTSTOPS 1. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies, 5,404,860 2. Brandon Crawford, Giants, 3,036,479 3. Jean Segura, Brewers, 2,715,444 4. Pete Kozma, Cardinals, 2,313,411 5. Andrelton Simmons, Braves, 1,658,187 6. Ian Desmond, Nationals, 1,518,376 7. Hanley Ramirez, Dodgers, 1,373,067 8. Jimmy Rollins, Phillies, 1,204,189 CATCHERS 1. Yadier Molina, Cardinals, 6,883,258 2. Buster Posey, Giants, 6,474,088 3. John Buck, Mets, 1,747,122 4. Brian McCann, Braves, 1,461,563 5. Miguel Montero, Diamondbacks, 1,316,278 6. Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers, 1,142,182 7. Ryan Hanigan, Reds, 1,078,823 8. Russell Martin, Pirates, 1,061,092 OUTFIELDERS 1. Carlos Beltran, Cardinals, 6,786,919 2. Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies, 4,214,904 3. Bryce Harper, Nationals, 4,097,009 4. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates, 3,855,928 5. Justin Upton, Braves, 3,678,190 6. Matt Holliday, Cardinals, 3,411,146 7. Hunter Pence, Giants, 3,122,245 8. Ryan Braun, Brewers, 2,729,898 9. Shin-Soo Choo, Reds, 2,637,370 10. Angel Pagan, Giants, 2,568,348 11. Jon Jay, Cardinals, 2,256,623 12. Jay Bruce, Reds, 2,221,272 13. Gregor Blanco, Giants, 2,201,304 14. Carlos Gomez, Brewers, 2,182,381 15. Michael Cuddyer, Rockies, 2,128,524 16. Domonic Brown, Phillies, 1,977,360 17. Jason Heyward, Braves, 1,538,798 18. B.J. Upton, Braves, 1,493,100 19. Norichika Aoki, Brewers, 1,275,283 20. Matt Kemp, Dodgers, 1,234,077 21. Starling Marte, Pirates, 1,157,317 22. Jayson Werth, Nationals, 1,030,155 23. Carl Crawford, Dodgers, 1,000,606 24. Jason Kubel, Diamondbacks, 980,262 Midwest League At A Glance Eastern Division W L Pct. GB Great Lakes (Dodgers)12 5 .706 — Lake County (Indians) 11 6 .647 1 Bowling Green (Rays) 10 6 .625 1½ x-South Bend (D’Backs)10 7 .588 2 Dayton (Reds) 8 9 .471 4 West Michigan (Tigers) 8 9 .471 4 Fort Wayne (Padres) 5 11 .313 6½ Lansing (Blue Jays) 2 13 .133 9 Western Division W L Pct. GB x-Beloit (Athletics) 12 3 .800 — Cedar Rapids (Twins) 12 3 .800 — Quad Cities (Astros) 11 5 .688 1½ Clinton (Mariners) 7 8 .467 5 Peoria (Cardinals) 6 9 .400 6 Wisconsin (Brewers) 6 9 .400 6 Kane County (Cubs) 4 12 .250 8½ Burlington (Angels) 3 12 .200 9 x-clinched first half Saturday's Games West Michigan 4, Lake County 3, 6 innings Dayton 5, South Bend 1 Cedar Rapids at Clinton, 7 p.m. Fort Wayne 7, Great Lakes 4 Quad Cities 5, Kane County 0 Wisconsin at Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Beloit at Peoria, 7:30 p.m.

MIAMI VALLEY SUNDAY NEWS • WWW.TROYDAILYNEWS.COM Lansing at Bowling Green, 8:05 p.m. Sunday's Games West Michigan at Lake County, 1:30 p.m. South Bend at Dayton, 2 p.m. Quad Cities at Kane County, 2 p.m. Cedar Rapids at Clinton, 3 p.m. Wisconsin at Burlington, 3 p.m. Great Lakes at Fort Wayne, 3:05 p.m. Beloit at Peoria, 6 p.m. Lansing at Bowling Green, 6:05 p.m. Monday's Games Lansing at Bowling Green, 1:05 p.m. West Michigan at Lake County, 7 p.m. South Bend at Dayton, 7 p.m. Great Lakes at Fort Wayne, 7:05 p.m. Wisconsin at Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Quad Cities at Kane County, 7:30 p.m. Beloit at Peoria, 8 p.m. Cedar Rapids at Clinton, 8 p.m.

CYCLING Tour de France Results Saturday At Ax 3 Domaines, France Eighth Stage A 121.2-mile ride in the Pyrenees from Castres to Ax 3 Domaines, with an HC climb up the Col de Pailheres and a finishing Category1 1. Chris Froome, England, Sky Procycling, 5 hours, 3 minutes, 18 seconds. 2. Richie Porte, Australia, Sky Procycling, 51 seconds behind. 3. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Movistar, 1:08. 4. Bauke Mollema, Netherlands, Belkin Pro Cycling, 1:10. 5. Laurens ten Dam, Netherlands, Belkin Pro Cycling, 1:16. 6. Mikel Nieve, Spain, EuskaltelEuskadi, 1:34. 7. Roman Kreuziger, Czech Republic, Team Saxo-Tinkoff, 1:45. 8. Alberto Contador, Spain, Team Saxo-Tinkoff, same time. 9. Nairo Alexander Quintana, Colombia, Movistar, same time. 10. Igor Anton Hernandez, Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi, same time. 11. Joaquin Rodriguez, Spain, Katusha, 2:06. 12. Rui Costa, Portugal, Movistar, 2:28. 13. Jean-Christophe Peraud, France, AG2R La Mondiale, same time. 14. Romain Bardet, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 2:34. 15. Daniel Martin, Ireland, GarminSharp, same time. 16. Andrew Talansky, United States, Garmin-Sharp, same time. 17. Jakob Fuglsang, Denmark, Astana, same time. 18. Michael Rogers, Australia, Team Saxo-Tinkoff, same time. 19. Haimar Zubeldia, Spain, RadioShack Leopard, 3:04. 20. Michal Kwiatkowski, Poland, Omega Pharma-QuickStep, 3:27. Also 56. Tejay Van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, 12:15. 62. Thomas Danielson, United States, Garmin-Sharp, 17:47. 68. Brent Bookwalter, United States, BMC Racing, same time. Overall Standings (After eight stages) 1. Chris Froome, England, Sky Procycling, 32 hours, 15 minutes, 55 seconds. 2. Richie Porte, Australia, Sky Procycling, 51 seconds behind. 3. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Movistar, 1:25. 4. Bauke Mollema, Netherlands, Belkin Pro Cycling, 1:44. 5. Laurens ten Dam, Netherlands, Belkin Pro Cycling, 1:50. 6. Roman Kreuziger, Czech Republic, Team Saxo-Tinkoff, 1:51. 7. Alberto Contador, Spain, Team Saxo-Tinkoff, same time. 8. Nairo Alexander Quintana, Colombia, Movistar, 2:02. 9. Joaquin Rodriguez, Spain, Katusha, 2:31. 10. Michael Rogers, Australia, Team Saxo-Tinkoff, 2:40. 11. Rui Costa, Portugal, Movistar, 2:45. 12. Andrew Talansky, United States, Garmin-Sharp, 2:48. 13. Daniel Martin, Ireland, GarminSharp, same time. 14. Mikel Nieve, Spain, EuskaltelEuskadi, 2:55. 15. Igor Anton Hernandez, Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi, 3:06. 16. Michal Kwiatkowski, Poland, Omega Pharma-QuickStep, 3:25. 17. Jakob Fuglsang, Denmark, Astana, 3:27. 18. Jean-Christophe Peraud, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 3:29. 19. Haimar Zubeldia, Spain, RadioShack Leopard, 3:30. 20. Romain Bardet, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 3:35. Also 44. Tejay Van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, 12:38. 51. Thomas Danielson, United States, Garmin-Sharp, 18:01. 76. Brent Bookwalter, United States, BMC Racing, 33:06.

GOLF Greenbrier Classic Scores Saturday At The Greenbrier Resort, The Old White TPC Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Purse: $6.3 million Yardage: 7,287; par 70 Third Round Johnson Wagner ......62-70-64—196 Jimmy Walker ...........69-65-64—198 Jonas Blixt ................66-67-67—200 Matt Jones................69-66-66—201 Jordan Spieth ...........67-67-67—201 Steven Bowditch.......65-67-69—201 Pat Perez..................71-65-66—202 Bill Haas ...................68-67-67—202 Rory Sabbatini..........70-65-67—202 D.H. Lee....................66-68-68—202 Tag Ridings...............65-69-68—202 Tommy Gainey..........62-71-69—202 Gary Woodland.........69-70-64—203 Morgan Hoffmann.....69-67-67—203 Bill Lunde..................66-66-71—203 Nick Watney..............72-67-65—204 Cameron Percy.........71-68-65—204 Bryce Molder ............71-67-66—204 Tim Petrovic..............69-68-67—204 Scott Stallings...........70-67-67—204 Brian Stuard .............71-66-67—204 David Lingmerth .......71-66-67—204 Louis Oosthuizen......67-68-69—204 Ted Potter, Jr.............69-66-69—204 Ben Curtis ................67-66-71—204 Russell Henley .........67-65-72—204 Troy Matteson ...........69-70-66—205 Graham DeLaet........69-70-66—205 Brad Fritsch ..............68-71-66—205 Justin Leonard..........68-70-67—205 Charlie Wi.................73-65-67—205 Peter Hanson............66-71-68—205 George McNeill.........66-71-68—205

Davis Love III............67-70-68—205 Jason Kokrak............66-71-68—205 Brian Davis ...............67-68-70—205 James Driscoll ..........66-68-71—205 Greg Owen ...............67-66-72—205 Matt Every ................69-62-74—205 Daniel Summerhays .65-67-73—205 Cameron Tringale .....73-66-67—206 Michael Kim..............70-69-67—206 Billy Horschel............69-70-67—206 K.J. Choi ...................71-67-68—206 Bubba Watson ..........68-69-69—206 Kevin Chappell .........67-68-71—206 Chez Reavie.............70-69-68—207 James Hahn .............72-67-68—207 Luke List ...................71-67-69—207 John Senden ............70-68-69—207 Webb Simpson .........64-73-70—207 Chad Campbell.........69-66-72—207 Brendon de Jonge....66-68-73—207 Andres Romero ........68-71-69—208 Brian Harman ...........68-70-70—208 Jin Park ....................64-73-71—208 Richard H. Lee..........68-70-70—208 Jeff Overton..............68-68-72—208 Brendan Steele.........66-70-72—208 Kenny Perry..............68-67-73—208 D.A. Points ................70-65-73—208 Andres Gonzales......71-68-70—209 Ryan Palmer.............68-71-70—209 Shawn Stefani ..........70-69-70—209 Carl Pettersson.........69-70-70—209 Robert Streb.............69-70-70—209 Tom Gillis..................67-71-71—209 Tom Watson..............68-69-72—209 William McGirt ..........69-70-71—210 Jim Herman..............72-67-71—210 Martin Flores ............71-65-74—210

AUTO RACING NASCAR Nationwide-Subway Firecracker 250 powered by CocaCola Results Friday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (19) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 101 laps, 120.1 rating, 0 points, $83,290. 2. (17) James Buescher, Chevrolet, 101, 98.1, 0, $58,475. 3. (9) Elliott Sadler, Toyota, 101, 110.4, 42, $46,600. 4. (7) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 101, 112.8, 0, $33,075. 5. (1) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 101, 98.1, 40, $38,800. 6. (13) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 101, 92.9, 39, $30,850. 7. (5) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 101, 133.5, 39, $28,710. 8. (11) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 101, 105.2, 37, $27,670. 9. (14) Joey Logano, Ford, 101, 114.8, 0, $20,550. 10. (8) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 101, 67.4, 35, $27,100. 11. (15) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 101, 105.8, 0, $19,325. 12. (6) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 101, 94.2, 33, $24,775. 13. (18) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 101, 90.3, 32, $24,250. 14. (21) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 101, 75.4, 30, $23,725. 15. (16) Michael Annett, Ford, 101, 75.4, 29, $24,075. 16. (23) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 101, 84.6, 28, $23,650. 17. (4) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 101, 69.4, 28, $23,325. 18. (27) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, 101, 63.8, 26, $23,000. 19. (30) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 101, 75, 25, $22,875. 20. (12) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 101, 79.4, 24, $23,250. 21. (20) Nelson Piquet Jr., Chevrolet, 101, 67.4, 23, $22,775. 22. (36) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 101, 56.5, 22, $22,475. 23. (39) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 101, 47.8, 21, $22,325. 24. (24) Eric McClure, Toyota, 101, 64.6, 20, $22,200. 25. (25) Jamie Dick, Chevrolet, 101, 48.6, 19, $16,550. 26. (26) Kevin Swindell, Ford, 101, 55.3, 18, $15,950. 27. (3) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 101, 74, 0, $21,800. 28. (10) Brad Sweet, Chevrolet, 101, 58.1, 16, $21,625. 29. (22) Bobby Gerhart, Chevrolet, 101, 45.6, 15, $15,500. 30. (38) Jeff Green, Toyota, 99, 31.2, 14, $21,675. 31. (29) Mike Harmon, Dodge, 99, 30.3, 13, $21,250. 32. (28) Robert Richardson Jr., Chevrolet, accident, 96, 50.3, 12, $21,130. 33. (34) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Ford, accident, 96, 40.3, 11, $21,010. 34. (2) Travis Pastrana, Ford, accident, 95, 48.3, 11, $21,390. 35. (32) Jason White, Toyota, accident, 95, 49.5, 9, $20,764. 36. (33) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 90, 31.3, 8, $13,700. 37. (35) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, engine, 87, 39.5, 7, $19,665. 38. (40) Dexter Stacey, Ford, axle, 76, 33.1, 6, $19,611. 39. (37) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, engine, 70, 32.7, 5, $19,495. 40. (31) Morgan Shepherd, Dodge, rear gear, 21, 23.8, 4, $13,430. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 145.767 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 43 minutes, 56 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.189 seconds. Caution Flags: 4 for 16 laps. Lead Changes: 31 among 14 drivers. Top 10 in Points: 1. R.Smith, 558; 2. S.Hornish Jr., 552; 3. E.Sadler, 544; 4. J.Allgaier, 543; 5. A.Dillon, 541; 6. K.Larson, 516; 7. B.Vickers, 505; 8. P.Kligerman, 501; 9. B.Scott, 494; 10. T.Bayne, 488. Editors’ note: Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race was not complete at time of press

TENNIS Wimbledon Results Saturday At The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club London Purse: $34.9 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Grass-Outdoor Singles Women Championship Marion Bartoli (15), France, def. Sabine Lisicki (23), Germany, 6-1, 6-4. Doubles Men Championship Bob and Mike Bryan (1), United States, def. Ivan Dodig, Croatia, and Marcelo Melo (12), Brazil, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Women Championship Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwan, and Peng Shuai (8), China, def. Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua (12), Australia, 7-6 (1), 6-1.


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Here, only goats can prevent airport fires BY SCOTT MAYEROWITZ Associated Press Last month, officials at San Francisco International Airport hired a herd of part-time employees to toil on the west side of the property and engage in an unusual but environmentally friendly form of fire prevention. Anyone looking down from a plane departing the airport may have wondered, What’s with the goats? For two weeks in June, Mr. Fuzzy, Cookie, Mable, Alice and nearly 400 other goats chomped on the brush in a remote corner of the airport. The area needs to be cleared each spring to protect nearby homes from potential fires. But machines or humans can’t be used because two endangered species the San Francisco garter snake and the California red-legged frog live there. It’s not exactly the type of job you advertise in the local classifieds. So, for the past five years officials have turned to Goats R Us, a small brush-removal company run by Terri Oyarzun, her husband

overgrown vegetation. The family has about 4,000 total active goats on its payroll. Working at an airport does come with its own set of challenges, namely loud, frightening jets constantly taking off. “There was an adjustment period,” Oyarzun said. “But they have a lot of confidence in their herder.” The goats did their job. “We’re pleased with our organic process for weed abatement,” said airport spokesman Doug Yakel. At least one other airport has taken note. Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport has requested bids for goats to clear brush in an out of the way area of the airport’s 7,000-acre property and expects them to be at the airport sometime this summer. AP PHOTO/JEFF CHIU When goats become too In this June 19 photo, goats graze on a patch of San Francisco International Airport land in San Francisco. San old to work, they are typiFrancisco airport is using 400 goats to clear from an area of the airport prone to fire. cally sold for meat. But travelers. When Oyarzun’s fear not, Mr. Fuzzy, Cookie, foot firebreak on the west Calif. to the airport in a Egon and their son goats aren’t clearing brush Mable, Alice won’t end up side of the airport. 16-wheel truck that Zephyr. “When passengers take at the airport, they’re Oyarzun calls her “liveThe airport paid at the slaughterhouse. The munching away on the off and fly over the goats, $14,900 for the service this stock limo.” They come Oyarzun family lets its side of California’s freeI’m sure that’s a thrill,” with a goat herder and a year. goats peacefully retire at ways, at state parks, under its farm. Border Collie named Toddy Oyarzun says. The goats travel 30 Whatever the emotion, long-distance electric lines Lynn. The goats spend two miles each spring from At least one part of air and anywhere else with it isn’t reserved for air weeks cutting away a 20their home in Orinda, travel is still humane.

Junea builder plans store to repurpose materials JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Over the course of his 15 years in the construction business in Juneau, Jason Donig watched a lot of usable building material go into the landfill. And there wasn’t much he could do about it. “There was a lot of waste,” he said. “I’d be on jobs and see the piles that were going to the dump, knowing they were useful.” Though he looked for opportunities to reuse materials when he could, Donig admits that on the job, efficiency and recycling are often at odds. “When you’re in the zone, when you’re out working, even if there’s something that’s perfectly good, you just want to get the job done, and you throw it away,” he said. Now he’s come up with a way to address what he sees as a serious waste of resources, by integrating his construction expertise and his environmental focus. He’s currently laying the groundwork for a new business, Alaska ReUse, a repurposing store and deconstruction service provider. He plans to open on Shaune Drive in Lemon Creek later this summer. The new business will take usable waste and project overflow from building contractors and others, provid-

ing them with a green alternative to the landfill, while offering builders and homeowners a place to acquire materials and supplies. Donig, a specialty contractor and owner of Authentic Woodworking, said the construction companies he’s talked to so far have been very enthusiastic. “I’ve been going around to all the big construction companies and introducing myself, shaking their hands,” he said. “Most of them are very receptive, very excited,” he said. Local contractor Brad Cure is among those who thinks the business is a great idea. Like Donig he hates to see things go to waste, and often incorporates salvaged materials in his projects. “I’m excited for him and for Juneau to have a business like this in our community,” Cure said. “I think it’s been needed for a long time.’ Cure, who stores usable building materials in his yard out on North Douglas, said generally speaking there are no requirements for recycling building waste, and that there are several strong factors working against builders who are interested in doing it, proper storage among them. “From my experience

with recycling it really takes energy and effort,” Cure said. “It takes effort to bring it home, it takes a place to store it and it takes protecting it from rust, age or rot.” “And even if you know it has value and that somebody could use it, it’s a matter of finding a home for it. That’s why what I think Jay is doing is something we’ve needed for a long time.” The City and Borough of Juneau’s Solid Waste Coordinator, Jim Penor, is also in favor of Donig’s plan. “We support his efforts for sure,” Penor said, adding that he would point people in Donig’s direction when he could. Donig’s business model operates on the idea that the builders and homeowners will be saving money by using Alaska ReUse, since they won’t have to pay to take their materials to the dump. Other items may be worth cash, depending on what they are. “The pitch for the company is instead of you taking to the dump, I take it for free,” Donig said. “I’m sticking with that, but there might be some special cases.” Waste Management, Inc. operates the landfill in Juneau (while Arrow Refuse, a subsidiary of

Alaska Pacific Environmental Services, takes care of collections). Two kinds of waste are tracked in the industry: municipal solid waste (MSW) and construction and demolition debris (C&D). According to WMI, about a quarter of the waste deposited in the landfill is C&D debris, figures that match up with national averages posted by the EPA. According to the city, the landfill has an estimated 30 years of capacity remaining, based on receiving about 33,000 tons of waste per year. Other than Donig’s future lot, there aren’t many existing local options for redirecting C&D waste. Two online options are Craigslist (juneau. and Freecyle ( JuneauAKFreecycle). Anchorage has some better alternatives, including a web based resource called the Alaska Materials Exchange, operated through the nonprofit organization Green Star ( /resources/ak-materialsexchange.php), and, even better, a Habitat for Humanity ReStore that focuses on building and construction materials. According to the ReStore

to create a welcoming atmosphere where people feel comfortable browsing around and asking questions. “I want it to be a place where people can come in and feel comfortable, not feel intimidated, and find it easy to ask questions,” he said. “A lot of people that aren’t in the industry come into this area and think ‘This isn’t my comfort zone.’ So I think it has to be welcoming here.’ Though the environmental factors are his main goal in establishing the business, he’ll also likely be tapping into the interior design interests of Juneau homeowners, who may see aesthetic value in repurposed items such as old beams and interesting fixtures. If design magazines like Dwell are any indication, the salvage trend doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. To that end, Donig plans to introduce interesting architectural salvage from Seattle from time to time, the product of an agreement with Seattle’s EarthWise. He has plans to fill a container with inventory such as vintage lighting, old doors, sinks, cabinetry, and other items, and he’s now gathering investors to support the first shipment.

website, since the store opened in 2004, more than 6 million pounds of product that might have gone into the landfill have been redirected through the ReStore. Donig’s business will fill a similar niche in Juneau and in fact he spoke with someone from Habitat for Humanity during his planning process. He also checked out a salvage company in Vermont, and went down to Seattle to meet with staff from EarthWise Architectural Salvage and some other businesses. In formulating his plan, Donig also had a lot of help from the Department of Veterans Affairs. A former marine and a disabled vet, Donig spent hours with a business counselor in the VA’s job placement program, and credits staff there with helping to fine tune his ideas for the business and come up with an initial plan. He said he’s spent two years on the project so far, and has dealt with most of the major issues including financial projections and insurance and liability concerns. Soon he hopes to hire an office manager and someone to help him organize inventory in the yard. Though the business will be in an industrial area near Costco, he hopes





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Bright lights, big stage Country music stars heading to Fort Loramie for Country Concert ’13 BY JIM DAVIS Staff Writer jdavis here may be a few new faces on the big stage next weekend in Fort Loramie, but every piece of the 2013 Country Concert puzzle has one thing in common: they’re all fan favorites. Country music aficionados will get to see some of the industry’s biggest stars at this year’s concert, which runs Thursday through Saturday at Hickory Hill Lakes in Fort Loramie. “Who better to listen to than the people that come?” said Country Concert representative Paul Barhorst. “We do a survey every year and that’s how we come up with the lineup. We listen to the fans and try to get the best availBrad Paisley — shown performing July 11, 2009, during the 29th annual Country Concert in Fort Loramie — will headline able.” the closing night of this year’s Country Concert ’13 — July 13. CC organizers got some of country music’s heavy hitters to headline each night of the show, starting with Jason Aldean on Thursday. He’ll be followed by Dierks Bentley on Friday and Brad Paisley on Saturday. “Jason has been a great act for us,” Barhorst said. “The last time we had him (2011) people just loved him, and he’s taken the next step to being a stadium headliner.” Colt Ford joins the opening night lineup at 6 p.m. Thursday, followed by Jake Owen at 8 p.m. and Aldean at 10 p.m. Owen, who will be making his third trip to Fort Loramie, said he’s excited to be coming back to a venue where fans often plan their summer itinerary around the annual concert. “I’ve been really lucky to play Country Concert a few times and Above, Dierks Bentley is shown I’ve always walked away enjoying performing July 11, 2009, during it,” he said. “Everybody out there is the 29th annual Country Concert in having a good time — shirts off Fort Loramie. and hats made out of beer coolers At left, Jason Aldean (with hat) — it honestly makes you enjoy it so performs with guitarist Kurt Allison much more, knowing these are the at the 2007 Country Concert. people who allow us to have a job. “For me, it’s a cool feeling,” he continued. “Plus, there are not Country Concert many places like Country Concert 2013 Main where people plan all year long to attend, and I think that’s pretty Stage Lineup cool.” Bentley will cap the second day Thursday, July 11 of music that also includes 6 p.m.: Colt Ford Blackhawk, Kellie Pickler and Little Big Town. 8 p.m.: Jake Owen “Dierks is another fan favorite,” Barhorst said. “He plays his unique brand of country music and goes all 10 p.m.: Jason Aldean the way from bluegrass to rock in his show.” And Paisley — who will be making his fifth appearFriday, July 12 ance in Fort Loramie — will bring all the bells and whistles associated with being one of the most success4 p.m.: Blackhawk ful touring acts in country music, Barhorst said. 6 p.m.: Kellie Pickler Paisley will topp off the weekend, headlining a Day 3 8 p.m.: Little Big Town lineup that includes Jana Kramer, Dustin Lynch, Chris 10 p.m.: Dierks Bentley Cagle, Lee Brice and Chris Young. “Brad is always on the cutting edge,” he said. “He’s added elements to his show this year — he’ll have Saturday, July 13 lasers that we’ve never had before — and he’s going to Noon: Jana Kramer do a phone app that you can download to your phone to 2 p.m.: Dustin Lynch play along with ‘Beat This Summer.’” To be a part of Paisley’s show, Barhorst said fans can 4 p.m.: Chris Cagle download an app before going to Country Concert at 6 p.m.: Lee Brice 8 p.m.: Chris Young “When it’s all said and done, Brad will be a hall of famer … a legend,” Barhorst added. 10 p.m.: Brad Paisley Away from the main stage, Barhorst said he hopes CC fans make the trek to the new and improved Saloon Lineup Country Club Saloon tent, where up-and-coming acts will be performing in time slots between the main stage Wednesday Night Camper artists. Party July 10 Barhorst said to keep an eye out for newcomers 7 p.m.: Wyatt McCubbin Rachel Farley (Thursday), Dean Alexander (Friday) and Saturday acts Blackjack Billy and Chase Rice. 9 p.m. & 11 p.m.: Parmalee “The tent will be 50 feet longer with an open end, and Thursday, July 11 it will be more welcoming so more people can enjoy the 7 & 9 p.m.: Rachel Farley show,” he said, adding that the stage has been raised, Friday, July 12 too, so fans can get a better view.


If you need more information about any of the performers at this year’s concert, or for ticket information, go to

Lee Brice, above right — shown performing Oct. 20, 2011, at Troy’s Hobart Arena — will perform July 13 in Fort Loramie during the 33rd annual Country Concert.

Photos by Anthony Weber

7 & 9 p.m. Saturday, July 13 3 & 7 p.m.: Blackjack Billy 5 & 9 p.m.: Chase Rice



Sunday, July 7, 2013



Monarda holds powerful attraction to hummingbirds You may know it as bee-balm or bergamot. Alternatively, some call it horsemint, Oswego tea, occasionally lemonmint. Practical types simply refer to the plants as Monarda, which is the genus name given by Linnaeus to honor Nicolás Monardes, the Spanish physician-botanist who, from 1565 to 1571, published a massive herbal text, Joyful News Out of the New Found World, extolling the medicinal value and uses of this plant and others that recently had been collected from the Americas. Personally, I think the folks who came up with this list of common names missed the obvious when they failed to recognized Monarda’s powerful attraction to hummingbirds. Do these authoritative individuals spend too much workday time in their labs and libraries and never go tramping around in the fields? Plainly, hummingbirds find the plants irresistible! Why did no one think to call at least one species something along the lines of Ruby-Throat’s Allure, Hummingbird Charm, or the more rustic and succinct Hummer’s Delight? Anyone who’s ever grown a patch of scarlet Monarda in their yard or garden knows exactly what I’m talking about. The moment they bloom, hungry hummingbirds will find them and begin visiting regular-

Jim McGuire Troy Daily News Columnist

ly. Plant a bit of bee-balm, Oswego tea, or any of the other wild or tame Monardas about, and you’ll see more hummers than bees, actually — at least in my experience. Hmm-m-m, how about Hummer-Balm? Monardas are members of the mint family. There are perhaps 16-20 wild species, all found in North America — plus countless cultivars available for purchase. Blooms come in white, various reds, pinks, magentas, lavendars and darker hues just this side of genuine purple. When brushed or bruised, all species exude a distinctive and highly fragrant scent from their leaves and stems — spicy, aromatic. This scent comes from oils within the leaves. I’ve heard some describe this heady fragrance as a mix of spearmint, peppermint, and oregano. Personally I’d say the scent is far more unique and complex.

Hummingbirds visit Monardas for their nectar. Whether this nectar is overly abundant, especially sweet, super nourishing, headily potent, or just tastes good, only the zippy little hummers know. But whatever the reason, it’s obviously a powerful draw. Hummers begin working the patch of scarlet Oswego tea (M. didyam) blooming along the side of the cottage just after dawn and continue practically nonstop until lightening bugs are blinking and it’s all but full dark. They’re so bent on hovering and sipping, thoroughly checking out each and every bright red blosPROVIDED PHOTO/JIM MCGUIRE som, that not even a light showA ruby-throated hummingbird works red bergamot. Hummingbirds er interrupts their feeding. In addition to the plants find the plants irresistible. mentioned above, I have the books, wildflower guides, and on smaller native wild bee-balm, It’s easily one of my all-time innumerable Websites — is how plus various other Monarda favorite plant perfumes. oil from bee balm or other As you might expect, bee species scattered around — balm has a long and varied his- Monarda plants is used to give reds, whites, pinks, and one tory of herbal and medicinal use Earl Grey tea its characteristic that’s a sort of gray-blue-lavenfragrance and flavor. — first by Native Americans, der. Regardless of their hue, I Nope. That’s just not the later by European settlers. The take great delight in brushing case. plant has been employed in my hand through their leaves What is true is that we got everything from tea making to and receiving a cloud of delione our common Monarda flavoring meat during cooking, cious fragrance in return. names, bergamot, from the bergapplied as an antiseptic, in Yet even if I didn’t adore the tisanes, liniments, poultices, etc. amot orange, Citrus bergamia. scent and sight of the zany Apparently the scent of our It still furnishes the primary Monardas — especially the antiseptic and flavoring ingredi- native bee-balms is quite simibright red-flowered ones — I’d lar to that of bergamot oranges, put a selection of them out pureent, Thymol, used in most which are grown chiefly in Italy, ly as colorful hummingbird magmouthwashes. France, and Turkey. It’s the oil One supposed usage that’s nets. extracted from the fruit of this not true — never mind the fact Bee-balms, no matter what tree which is used to flavor Earl you call ’em, are a hummer’s you’ll regularly encounter this bit of misinformation in garden Grey tea. delight!

Energy drinks go natural as market buzzes along ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Energy drinks are busting out of the convenience store cooler and into the health food aisle. As energy drink sales soar like a caffeine-fueled rocket, more drinks are promoting organic ingredients, added juices, natural caffeine and socalled “clean” energy. A jolt from Rockstar not your speed? There’s the “natural energy drink” Guru, and Steaz Energy, which according to the can is “good for the mind, body and soul.” Or there’s Runa’s energy drink, made from something called Amazonian guayusa leaves. Claims of cleaner caffeine boosts come as energy drinks find themselves under increasing scrutiny, particularly for their effects on children and adolescents. The word “organic” in front of “energy drink” might seem as incompatible as yoga pants with a backward tractor cap, but analysts say that as the market for energy drinks grows, it’s diversifying too. “I think we’re going to see more beverages that offer energy functionality, but in non-traditional energy drinks,” says John Sicher, publisher of Beverage Digest. Energy drink sales hit $12.6 billion last year, representing a 14 percent jump from 2008, according to market research firm Packaged Facts. While Red Bull, Monster and Rockstar still dominate the U.S. market, part of the recent growth comes from new kinds of products, including diet and natural energy drinks. Even the big players are getting into the act. Campbell Soup Co.’s (NYSE:CPB) venerable V8 line of drinks now includes a canned V-Fusion + Energy drink made with juice and green tea. And Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) sells fruitflavored Refreshers made with unroasted coffee beans. “Because retailers are devoting more shelf space to energy drinks, there’s always a battle among the competitors within the sector. So what you’re seeing within the energy drink category is an innovation in products,” says John Lennon, president of Xyience, which makes Xenergy energy drinks. But with growth comes greater scrutiny. Regulators have been increasingly concerned about caffeinated products, particularly energy drinks. The Food and Drug Administration in April said it would investigate the safety of caffeine added to snacks and gum and its effects on children and adolescents. The FDA said last year it was investigating reports of deaths linked to energy drinks. The federal agency has said they would take action if they could link the deaths to consumption of the drinks, including forcing the companies to take the prod-



Cans of Guru natural energy drinks are on display at Dean's Natural Foods store in Albany, N.Y., Jue 27. As energy drink sales soar like a caffeine-fueled rocket, more drinks are promoting organic ingredients, added juices, natural caffeine and something called “clean” energy. There's the “natural energy drink” Guru and Steaz Energy, which according to the can is “good for the mind, body and soul.” ucts off the market. And San Francisco’s city attorney in May sued Monster Beverage for marketing its energy drinks to children. The lawsuit came after Monster sued City Attorney Dennis Herrera over his demands that the company reduce caffeine levels in its drinks and stop marketing to minors. At least on face value, some of the natural drinks seem to be aiming for a different audience. Xenergy calls itself the “energy drink of the health club, not the nightclub.” The company expanded its line this year to include energy drinks with tea or lemonade. Ray Jolicoeur, vice-president marketing for Guru, says consumers of his product, which has been available in the United States since 2005, tend to be slightly more mature and educated. The entrepreneurs behind Runa say they are not looking for people who want “head throbbing, punched-inthe face energy” like some other brands. “Some of them went after adrenaline junkies, others went after NASCAR fans,” says Runa co-founder Dan MacCombie. “For us, it’s just part of the people who are already … being careful about what they are putting into their bodies.” Runa’s energy drink hit the shelves recently around the country. It boasts its caffeine from the guayusa “super leaf ” and supposedly provides as much caffeine as coffee with more anti-oxidants than green tea. They join non-traditional energy drinks like Guru and

A can of Steaz natural green tea is on display at Dean's Natural Foods store in Albany, N.Y. Energy drinks are busting out of the convenience store cooler and into the health food aisle. Steaz, which share display space with the likes of aloe juice at Dean’s Natural Foods in Albany. Owner Dean King said the drinks eliminate “ridiculous stuff ” like artificial flavors and colors. The kick still comes from caffeine, but some consumers say it’s different. “You know how most caffeinated products you feel that

surge come over you? And then you drop and you feel miserable? This is more of an alertness,” says Cheryl Fairweather, a 36-year-old vegan and athlete from the Philadelphia area who drinks a daily can of Steaz at 4 a.m. before she trains. “It doesn’t have that overwhelming effect, like you’re on edge,” she says.

• GOING NATURAL? As energy drink sales soar like a caffeine-fueled rocket, more drinks are promoting organic ingredients, added juices, natural caffeine and so-called “clean” energy. • HEALTH SCRUTINY: Claims of cleaner caffeine boosts come as energy drinks find themselves under increasing scrutiny, particularly for their health effects on children and adolescents. • CAFFEINATED MARKET: Energy drink sales hit $12.6 billion last year, representing a 14 percent jump from 2008, according to market research firm Packaged Facts. While Red Bull, Monster and Rockstar still dominate the U.S. market, part of the recent growth comes from new kinds of products, including diet and natural energy drinks.

It’s typical for the caffeine in natural energy drinks to come from organic and natural sources. But in the end, as Roland Griffiths, a professor of behavioral biology at Johns Hopkins University, notes, “caffeine is caffeine.” “It doesn’t matter whether that compound is synthesized in a laboratory or is synthesized in a plant,” he says. “It’s going to have identical pharmacological, subjective and behavioral effects.” Guru says one 8.4-ounce can has 125 milligrams of “naturally occurring” caffeine. Steaz says a 12-ounce can of its energy drink contains 100 milligrams of caffeine from sustainably sourced ingredients. Ounce for ounce, that’s in the ballpark of mainstream energy drinks, like Rockstar or Monster, which each deliver 160 milligrams of caffeine per 16ounce can, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nutrition advocacy group. The natural products generally do not make explicit health claims, opting instead to tout ingredients such as organic guarana or the lack of artificial colors. But Michael Jacobson, the executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, says words like “natural” and “organic” printed on a can make consumers assume the contents are good for you, even if that’s not necessarily so. “It implies that there’s something helpful about them and it’s totally vague,” he says.



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Fixing up seniors’ homes to help them age in place BALTIMORE (AP) — Alberta Hough struggles to feed herself a snack, her arms shaking badly from Parkinson’s disease. Days earlier, the 84-year-old fell while eating, sliding off her kitchen chair. The rest of Hough’s day isn’t much easier to navigate. She wobbles into a bathtub with no grab bar. Her feet catch on damaged floor tiles. Part of the banister she needs to steady herself on the stairs has pulled out of the wall. At the back door, a rickety wooden ramp no longer supports the scooter that helps her get around. The environment in which you live can be as disabling as a disease, and too often, older Americans wind up in a nursing home not because they’re supersick but because they can’t get through their days safely at home. Now a major research project will bring handymen, occupational therapists and nurses into the homes of 800 low-income seniors in Baltimore to test if some inexpensive fix-ups and strategies for daily living can keep them independent longer, and save millions in taxpayer dollars spent on nursing home care. “Very small changes can make a big difference,” said Sarah Szanton, a Johns Hopkins University associate nursing professor who leads the project. “We’re not saying, ‘What’s your blood pressure?’ We’re focusing on function: What do they want to do?” Losing independence is a leading fear as people age. But a recent poll shows that too few comprehend the changes in lifestyle needed to offset the chronic illnesses and gradual slowdown that hit just about everyone in the 70s, 80s and beyond. Asked about the choice living situation when they’re older, Americans 40 and over say their top priorities are a one-level home with no stairs, that’s close to their children and medical care, according to the poll by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Chances are, that won’t be enough. For Hough, No. 1 is feeding herself without everything tumbling off the fork. “I’m shaking all the time,” she quietly told Hopkins occupational therapist Allyson EvelynGustave. Hough’s other priority is not falling, and stairs are only one of her home’s hazards. To Hopkins’ Szanton, bridging the gap between what older adults are able to do and what


This photo taken June 12 shows Hattie Watties sitting near a collection of family portraits in her living room in Baltimore. Physical limitations become more difficult with doorways too narrow for walkers, toilets that are lower than chairs and kitchen counters too tall to sit while cooking. Plus, nearly a third of older adults experience a fall every year, and most who are injured fell inside the home, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. their homes allow them to do is key to maintaining independence. The Capable study aims to prove how. During 10 home visits over four months, the Hopkins team is tailoring interventions including about $1,100 in home repairs or modifications provided for free to help low-income seniors who are having trouble caring for themselves. Drills buzzed in Hough’s house as carpenters installed a new banister and added grab bars and a raised toilet seat in the bathroom. They replaced patches of flooring to prevent trips, and prepared to tackle the ramp. As for eating, Evelyn-Gustave recommended a little-known tool: utensils and cups that are specially weighted to counter Hough’s tremors. “It’ll be easier for you to hold,” she promised. The set of utensils costs only about $20, one of the affordable tips the study is generating. Hough’s daughter had thought the only solution was an aide to feed her mother, which the older woman hates. “I always said I wouldn’t let my mom go to a nursing home,” said Gloria J. Hawks, 66, who is determined to care for her mother in the house the two share. The Capable project it stands for Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders is being closely watched by

Medicaid officials in other states as a way to coordinate care and improve the functional problems that lead to pricey, and sometimes preventable nursing home admissions. Today, it’s difficult for Medicaid patients to get these services. With more than $8 million in research money from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the project goes beyond home repair for health. It starts with a full-scale assessment of each participant’s needs. In one home, a Hopkins nurse discovered that an 82-year-old woman was taking all of her 26 daily medications at once instead of staggered throughout the day, leaving her disoriented and sedentary until she became too weak to get out of bed without help. First the nurse fixed the medication schedule. Then the occupational therapist taught the woman leg-strengthening exercises and installed $30 steel risers to make it easier for her to get in and out of bed. Add new banisters, and soon the woman was moving around on her own. Whether it’s the cost or emotional ties, many people grow old in the same home where they spent their younger, more agile years. An AARP survey in 2010 found nearly 90 percent of seniors

wanted to remain in their current home for as long as possible. Yet government figures show nearly 1 in 5 seniors living in the community have trouble with at least one activity of daily living, such as walking or bathing. Those physical limitations become more difficult with doorways too narrow for walkers, toilets that are lower than chairs, and kitchen counters too tall to sit while cooking. Plus, nearly onethird of older adults experience a fall every year, and most who are injured fell inside the home, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “You don’t think about that stuff,” said Hattie Watties, who can’t imagine leaving her Baltimore home of 36 years, that’s near children and grandchildren. “You just do what you have to.” For Watties, 74, that meant climbing onto kitchen counters to reach too-high cabinets. Steep, dark stairs to the basement laundry only had a partial railing, so she threw clothes down and inched her way after them. No more: Carpenter Tyrone White lowered Watties’ cabinets to a comfortable reach, installed railings, and showed how an energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulb provided more light than a regular bulb in the dim stairway. In homes where it’s even darker, White sticks motion-sensing

lights by each step to show where to aim your foot. They’re less than $15 for a two-pack and run on batteries, so no rewiring is needed. The work that perhaps has the biggest impact seen so far is a double railing for stairs lets people rest their weight on both sides. The handymen, employed by the urban service corps Civic Works, also insist on installing carbon monoxide monitors, which have detected leaking gas stoves in some homes. Do these solutions really save money? The four-month intervention costs about $4,000 per participant, including the home modifications and specialists’ salaries. The average cost for nursing home care in the U.S. is $6,700 a month, so even a modest delay could add up fast. Szanton will track participants long term and, based on results from an earlier pilot test of 40 high-risk seniors, hopes to delay nursing home entry by up to a year in this frail population. For families, perhaps the bigger question is how long the solutions will last. Evelyn-Gustave teaches families to brainstorm options as new challenges crop up. “We can’t be there forever. They need the skill to carry on,” she said.

Getting men to see a doctor — before it’s too late BY IRENE MAHER Tampa Bay Times TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. — For a good 10 years, Josh Hastings had annoying stomach problems. Food just didn’t sit well in his system. It got so bad he went to a doctor, who recommended a colonoscopy. “I never went,” said Hastings, now 37. “I found every excuse not to go. Didn’t feel like it, couldn’t get off from work, too busy.” Then he saw blood in his stool. After two months of that he went for the screening test. “I knew I had to take care of it before things got serious,” Hastings said. But things were already serious. Hastings had just become a dad in 2008 when he found out he had Stage 3 colon cancer. “The tumor had broken through the colon wall. There were spots on my lymph nodes, too,” he said. If Hastings had been tested 10 years earlier, when it was first recommended, doctors would have likely found a polyp — a small benign growth on the wall of the colon — removed it and sent Hastings on his way with a clean bill of health. Instead, he dismissed persistent symptoms and ignored his wife’s periodic urging to get checked out by a doctor. He did what experts say many men do when it comes to their own health — nothing — for as long as he possibly could.

Dr. Carmella Sebastian is senior medical director for clinical client solutions at Florida Blue. For a decade, she has focused on talking with employers about health-care utilization. “Women use services 11/2 times more than men. Always,” Sebastian said. At least for men with insurance, it’s not about money. Even when insurance covered preventive services, “that still didn’t get guys to go in,” she said. So what is it with men not going to the doctor? Experts offer many explanations for the behavior, most of them rooted in how little boys are taught to handle a scraped knee on the playground. “From a very early age, boys — more than girls — are encouraged to be tough, to ignore pain, to shake off injuries and to keep going,” said Glenn Good, dean of the College of Education at the University of Florida in Gainesville. His research has focused on the role of men in society and their use of health-care services. “It is pounded into boys’ psyches by peers and adult-to-child shaming that they must be viewed as tough, invulnerable and shouldn’t express emotions such as pain, loss and sadness.” Male avoidance of doctors may go even deeper. Men “are wired to examine the available evidence and then take reasoned action,” said Dr. Francisco



Josh Hastings, left, reads to son Conner while relaxing on the couch with his wife, Andrea, at their home. Fernandez, professor and chairman of the department of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at University of South Florida Health in Tampa. Research shows that psychological wiring along with social conditioning allow men to dismiss the possibility that something is physically or mentally wrong with them. “Emotions more than anything else motivate men to act,” Fernandez said. “You need to feel there’s a risk before you do something about it.” If you don’t acknowledge an illness or bothersome symptoms, then there’s no risk to your health and no need to take action. Still, other men take avoidance to the next level

by adding another dose of denial. “Men think, if I feel fine, there’s not a problem,” said Dr. Randy Wexler, a 23-year veteran of family medicine now practicing at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. “Until something bad happens, men won’t seek out care. But sometimes problems don’t make themselves known for years, like with heart disease. It may be silent for years,” Wexler said. Sometimes men avoid getting checkups, an annual physical or recommended screening tests for other reasons. They fear finding out something is wrong. They think admitting illness or discomfort

makes them appear weak. They worry that a health problem may cause them to be passed over for a job or promotion. Most men also don’t like feeling out of control. “And having a medical exam is just that,” said Jim O’Neil, a professor and psychologist in the department of educational psychology at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. Seeing a doctor and waiting for test results creates a lot of uncertainty, an emotion many men have difficulty with. Also, being touched by a male doctor “may arouse homophobic fears in some men,” said O’Neil, who specializes in the psychology of men and gender roles.

If you feel fine and have no symptoms — plus you exercise, your weight is under control, you don’t smoke and you drink no more than moderately — you probably don’t need a full annual physical. But there are still a few basic medical screenings men should get periodically, says Ohio State family-practice physician Randy Wexler: • In your 20s and 30s, check blood pressure, cholesterol and maybe blood sugar, depending on risk factors. Get a tetanus shot, a flu shot and discuss screening for HIV. • At age 40, continue all the above, and if you’re African-American or have a family history of prostate cancer, discuss prostate-cancer screening. • At age 50, do all the above, plus coloncancer screening, and discuss prostate-cancer screening. • Over age 65, add a pneumonia vaccine, discuss the shingles (herpes zoster) vaccine and add a check for AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysm), especially smokers and former smokers. (Medicare pays for one screening for male smokers.)


Sunday, July 7, 2013 • B4


The middle of nowhere


This May 28, 2013 photo shows a swirling colorful rock formation known as The Wave in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management limits the number of permits for hikers to 20 a day in order to preserve the backcountry wilderness experience and protect the sandstone formation.

To visit The Wave in Arizona, win the lottery VERMILION CLIFFS NATIONAL MONUMENT, Ariz. (AP) — Small wooden balls click rapidly in a whirling bingo basket, as 78 hikers wait to see if their numbers will roll out to win one of 10 permits to visit a rock formation known as The Wave. Some had been contemplating the hike for years. Only 20 people are allowed to visit The Wave each day, with 10 chosen in an online lottery four months in advance and the other 10 picked in this daily 9 a.m. lottery. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management limits access to protect The Wave’s delicate red sandstone formation and to prevent overcrowding at the designated wilderness site. “Fortunately or unfortunately, The Wave has kind of caught on as a fun hike,” Kathy Spellman, a visitor information assistant with the BLM, explained to the room of hopeful hikers in May, where cheers went up as the numbers were announced. “The hike out is very nice,” she said. “It’s 6 miles (9.6 kilometers) round-trip, so it’s not too long, not too short. You can go in there and it’s not a marked trail. The trees don’t have names on them. There are not little rocks along the edges of the trail, so you can feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere.” The Wave’s dramatically flowing contours in bright orange, red, pink and yellow, are a prized image among landscape photographers, who can be seen lugging tripods across the desert wilderness. The fiery swirls have been emblazoned on postcards, posters, maps and computer screensavers. “It’s just become such a ubiquitous, iconic photo,” said Kevin Wright, monument manager of Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, where The Wave is located in the Arizona backcountry near the Utah border. Among “people that love the outdoors and have these bucket lists, I think it’s become something to check off their list.” About a third of visitors are from other countries, particularly Germany, with an upswing from Japan and China in recent years, according to Wright. Last year, 48,264 people applied to visit The Wave, said Spellman, who works at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Visitor Center in Kanab, Utah, where the drawing is held for hikes that take place the next day. That’s compared to 7,300 permits awarded in a year, based on the 20 allowed each day. To reach The Wave, lottery winners drive the 46 miles (74 kilometers) from the drawing site in Kanab to the

A hiker takes a photo on a rock formation known as The Wave in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona. trailhead. The colorful, contoured landscape at Vermilion Cliffs is more than just something to marvel at; it’s how you find The Wave. Permits come with a map and directions that include compass points. The map also has 12 photographs of key navigational points with dotted lines showing the way with sandstone ridges and other stony landmarks. Six photos capture main points on the way; six illustrate the way back. Each photo also has written directions to help get from an area shown in one photo to the next. Hikers are warned about sun and heat. At least a gallon of water per person is recommended, as well as salty snacks and sunscreen. If you’re not handy with a compass, the photographs alone may not be enough to navigate the unmarked way. Some get lost, either on the way or when trying to return. The area is remote, so losing your way can lead to an unexpected night on the rocks. One photographer who stayed to take a picture of The Wave at sunset got lost in the dark and died after falling into a slot canyon. Guides can be hired to provide a ride in a four-wheel drive vehicle across the 8 miles (13 kilometers) of dirt road that leads to the start of the hike. First-timers can also hire guides to accompany them on the trail to make sure they won’t get lost. The BLM has a list of registered guides who

Visitors to The Wave in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona take lots of photos. don’t need an additional permit to accompany permitted hikers. An early start is a good way to get ahead of the heat. A dirt footpath leads to a washed out stream for the first half-mile (nearly 1 kilometer) of the trip. Soon, the landscape opens up into a vast area of reddish rock, dotted with green sage bushes. About two-thirds of the trip is in Utah before hikers cross over the Arizona border. Sandstone buttes and huge mesas surround the area throughout the richly colored geological upheaval. The work of powerful tectonic force through the ages is on full display. Panoramas full of jagged red rock project out of the sand. Beyond them, towering hills of rosy stone

loom in the backdrop. Some may find the scenery along the way as stunning as the destination. Small, swiftly moving lizards put on vigorous territorial pushup displays, urging hikers to move along, but that’s about the only thing that disturbs the serenity except for the occasional small group of hikers. Once you are there, it’s easy to appreciate the 20-hiker daily limit. After about two hours of walking, a black crack in a ridge that serves as a landmark becomes visible. The Wave is just below it. The steepest incline of the hike takes place right at the base of The Wave. You have to climb up into it. Once you reach the top of the incline, it’s a short walk.

Suddenly, you’re standing in a tall bowl of long thin lines, stained in searing oranges, yellows and reds. It conveys a sense of the dynamic movement of wind and water that has been long at work on the stone from the Jurassic period. Part of the thrill of visiting is wandering around to drink in various angles, which provide a smorgasbord of images for a photographer. The colors change noticeably as varying degrees of cloud cover pass and time goes by. Gerald Bryant, director of the field research institute at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah, says the sand composing The Wave was deposited 180 million to 190 million years ago, based on analyses that date the area using fossil pollen and volcanic ash deposits. “The sandstone is weakly cemented and ongoing processes of erosion are important to its present configuration,” Bryant wrote in an email. “Though the bulk of landscape incision and sediment removal has been accomplished by running water, many of the delicate surfaces have been sculpted by wind.” The Wave was not well-known in the decades before Vermilion Cliffs was designated a national monument in 2000. “Nobody knew really where The Wave was,” Spellman said. “Friends had to tell friends. It wasn’t on the Internet. Somebody would give you a secret map, hand drawn with circles, and you’d go up to a desk and people would say: ‘Oh yeah, go on in there.’” But nowadays, Wright said, it’s not uncommon to have 150 people take part in the daily drawing, particularly in April, May and June. Fewer apply in winter, and a hot forecast in summer can also cut the numbers. Those caught hiking without a permit face tickets ranging from $125 to a couple of thousand dollars. “People will find out about those people, and they turn them in,” Spellman said. Up to six people can be represented by one bingo ball in the drawings, but if only two spots remain and a group of four is chosen, they have to decide which two can go. On occasion, a whole group passes, and cheers can be heard as renewed possibilities open up for others and the drawing continues. The disappointment can be palpable for people who don’t win. Still, with destinations like the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park and other natural wonders located an easy day trip from Kanab, there are plenty of great alternatives.



Sunday, July 7, 2013



‘The Lone Ranger’ is a runaway train BY JAKE COYLE AP Film Reviewer There’s a limit, it turns out, to how much Johnny Depp and a bucket of makeup can accomplish. In “The Lone Ranger,” Gore Verbinski’s flamboyant re-imagination of the hokey long-running radio show and ’50s cowboy TV series, Depp eagerly attempts to recreate the extravagant magic of his similarly farcical Jack Sparrow of Verbinski’s “Pirates of the Caribbean.” With cracked white and black streaks down his face and a dead crow atop his head, Depp’s Tonto (whose look makeup artist Joel Harlow took from the Kirby Sattler painting “I Am Crow”) appears more witch doctor than warrior. One would think that a socostumed Depp careening through the Old West with Buster Keaton aplomb would make “The Lone Ranger,” at worst, entertaining. But Verbinski’s film, stretching hard to both reinvent an out-of-date brand and breathe new life in the Western with a desperate onslaught of bloated set pieces, is a poor locomotive for Depp’s eccentric theatrics. For 2 hours, the Jerry

of John Locke’s “Treatise on Government” under his arm. The lawman is made a Texas Ranger when the criminal Butch Cavendish (William Fichtner, ashen and sinister) escapes. The pursuit takes on urgency when Cavendish massacres the rest of the Rangers (including Reid’s brother, played by James Badge Dale), leaving Reid and Tonto to navigate a familiar mid-19th century Old West the coming railroad, mining development and Indian warfare with familiar types like the intrepid tycoon Latham Cole (Tom Wilkinson) and a onelegged madam (Helena Bonham Carter). AP PHOTO/DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. AND JERRY BRUCKHEIMER INC., PETER MOUNTAIN Stepping into Clayton This publicity image released by Disney shows Johnny Depp as Tonto, right, and Moore’s boots, the tall, bariArmie Hammer as The Lone Ranger, in a scene from “The Lone Ranger.” tone Hammer never looks at ease. While he exudes grim violence (bullets land a sign labeled “noble savBruckheimer-produced the Lone Ranger’s earnest age,” the old Native in bodies with the loudest “Lone Ranger” inflates, wholesomeness, he’s underAmerican regales a young, standably an uncertain of thwacks, a heart gets subverts and distorts the conventions of the Western eaten) and surrealistic com- masked Lone Ranger fan straight man alongside (Mason Cook) about his edy add up to a confused until, in an interminable Depp’s slapstick. Having to adventures with John Reid wear a white Stetson and tone that seems uncertain climax, the big-budget (Hammer). spectacle finally, exhaust- exactly how to position mask in his first starring Previously the sidekick, role feels like yet another Depp’s Tonto in the movie, ingly collapses in a scrap Tonto plays the starring to say nothing of Armie heap of train wreckage. humiliation for the role in the story, narrating Winklevoss twins Hammer Hammer’s wayward Lone “The Long Ranger” is, a tall tale of his coming Ranger. alas, a runaway train. A memorably played in “The The film begins with an together with Reid, a disfilmmaker of great excess, Social Network.” elderly, leathery Tonto (also trict attorney who arrives Verbinski’s ricocheting The most laudable in the frontier town of Depp, nearly unrecognizwhimsy here runs off the aspect of “The Lone Colby, Texas, with high rails. Flashback-heavy plot able) at a 1933 San Ranger” is that it Francisco fair where, under ideals of justice and a copy attempts to dispel and mechanics, occasionally

Oscar winners Rash, Faxon make directorial debut PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Way, way back before they were Oscar winners, back when they were honing their skills as members of The Groundlings comedy troupe, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash started writing together. This was even before Rash’s role as Dean Pelton on NBC’s “Community” or Faxon’s starring turn on the short-lived “Ben and Kate,” and years before they joined director Alexander Payne to co-write 2011’s “The Descendants,” the best-picture nominee that won the Academy Award for adapted screenplay. Faxon and Rash were just starting out in Hollywood then when they penned their coming-of-age story “The Way, Way Back.” Now, with Academy Awards on their shelves and decades of acting and writing experience behind them, the longtime collaborators are making their directorial debut with that nearly 10-year old screenplay. “While the Oscar was this wonderful experience and we’re so indebted to have been a part of ‘The Descendants,’ this felt like, well, this was also our baby, in the sense that it started everything,” said the bald, bespectacled Rash, 42, in an interview earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, where the independent movie premiered. “‘The Descendants’ and the success that it had … provided the momentum for this to happen and for us to return to things that are important to us, such as ‘The Way, Way Back,’ the first script we ever wrote,” the ebullient Faxon, 38, added. “It was invigorating in that it pushed us into directing it ourselves and bringing people that we love aboard.” Opening Friday, the film tells the story of a 14-yearold boy who finds solace (and his own self-worth) at a water park during a forced summer vacation with his mom and her overbearing boyfriend. The tale, shot at an actual water park in Marshfield, Mass., was inspired by the writers’ own summers spent at water parks as kids and some awkward moments they experienced growing up. “We certainly pull a lot of stuff from our own lives,” Faxon said. “We’re not afraid to share our pains and our joys.” Rash and Faxon hand-

picked their cast, writing heartfelt letters to their dream stars and inviting old friends to be part of the mix. The result is an ensemble that includes Toni Collette and Steve Carell as the mom and boyfriend, along with Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, Rob Corddry and Amanda Peet. Sixteen-year-old Liam James of TV’s “The Killing” plays the lead. It wasn’t just about finding the right people for the parts, Rash said, but assembling a cast that would be supportive of a pair of firsttime directors. “We knew this was going to be a new experience for us and we needed to have that comfort of the shelter of people who are there to do this together and know exactly what we’re there to do: To do a small movie in a very quick amount of time,” he said. “These were all just good-hearted, talented actors, and that made all the difference in the world.” Though Rash has years of experience directing Groundlings stage shows, the demands of filmmaking presented a whole new challenge especially when he and Faxon, who both play bit parts in the film, were in the same scenes. “The first take we did, the scene ended, and we’re both on camera, and there’s nobody to yell, ‘Cut,’” Faxon recalled. “I didn’t know what was happening.” Janney said the two often took a “good cop-bad cop” approach to directing. “Nat might say, ‘Allison, I think that take was brilliant.’ Then Jim would come over and say, ‘I think you can do better,’” she said. “But I worship them because they’re so gifted and so funny. I would follow them into the ocean.” The two writers also had some fun directing each other, Rash said. “And when I say fun, I mean it was horrible. And when I say horrible, I mean it was a disaster. And I’m still mad about it,” he said. The two have an easy chemistry when writing though Faxon characterizes Rash as “the slightly more neurotic one” and they brought that energy to their directorial debut. But having acting pasts also created camaraderie and easy shorthand between the new directors and their cast.

mock Hollywood’s past Native American ills. Depp, who has claimed he has some Cherokee ancestry, delights in upending false images of Indian mysticism, all the while tossing bird seed to the dead crow on his head. But “The Lone Ranger,” which was made with much of the “Pirates” team including screenwriters Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, along with “Revolutionary Road” adapter Justin Haythe, can only be filed alongside “Cowboys and Aliens” and “Wild, Wild West” as ornate films that are so nervous about the modern appeal of the Western that they ruin it by impulsively overstuffing it. The Coen brothers’ “True Grit” and the 2007 remake of “3:10 to Yuma” better understood the genre’s inherent terseness. When Verbinski was last directing and Depp was a cartoon lizard, they crafted a far better Western in “Rango.” “The Lone Ranger,” a Walt Disney release, is rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence, and some suggestive material. Running time: 149 minutes. One and a half stars out of four.



This film publicity image released by Fox Searchlight shows, from left, Rob Corddry, Amanda Peet, Liam James, Toni Collette and Steve Carell in a scene from “The Way Way Back.”

‘Way, Way Back’ is charming, even if it is predictable BY JOCELYN NOVECK AP Film Reviewer There’s something inherently formulaic about summer coming-of-age movies. A quirky, awkward and misunderstood kid takes a summer off from regular life and finds a way at the beach or by the pool to, well, come of age, often with the help of an equally quirky adult. Summer ends. Life is changed. And that’s precisely what happens in “The Way, Way Back,” featuring an expert cast led by Steve Carell, Toni Collette and the terrific Sam Rockwell as that quirky adult. Luckily, though, the film, written and directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, is done with enough skill and delicacy that its adherence to formula doesn’t matter quite so much. Yes, it could have been a better movie had it taken bolder plot turns. But that likely won’t diminish the smile on your face and very possibly the tear on your cheek as you exit this charmer of a film. About that title: “The Way, Way Back” refers to the back seat in a station wagon that faces out to the road the way, WAY back seat. Which is where 14-

year-old Duncan, played by sensitive newcomer Liam James, sits as he reluctantly heads for a beach vacation with his divorced mom Pam (Collette) and her boyfriend, Trent. The first scene tells you all you need to know about Trent, a very unlikable character played by the very likable Carell. At the wheel next to Duncan’s sleeping mom, he barks a question to the teenager: How would you rate yourself, on a scale of 10? When Duncan hazards a weak “six,” Trent replies that in his view, the boy’s a mere three. How’s that for an aspiring step-dad? It takes a while for Pam to notice her beau’s shortcomings. Meantime, Duncan is trying to find a way to pass the time. He grabs a pink girl’s bike from the yard and heads to the Water Wizz water park. There he finds park manager Owen (Rockwell, in the film’s most entertaining performance), a guy he’s met briefly in town. Owen is not too responsible, but full of fun and armed with a wisecrack (and an ’80s reference) for any occasion. He gives Duncan a job and sets about removing the

boy from his shell. Aiding him is a warmhearted crew of park workers, including Owen’s love interest (Maya Rudolph, her comic talents mostly wasted here). Faxon and Rash, the director-screenwriters, play park workers as well, and Rash is particularly funny as the forlorn, germophobic salesman at an equipment booth nobody comes to. (Faxon and Rash, both TV actors as well, won an Oscar for cowriting “The Descendants.”) Duncan’s new job gives the boy a sense of purpose and community. Meanwhile, at the beach, Pam’s trying to make things work. Carell manages to make Trent interesting even as you hate him, and as for Collette, she’s heartbreaking as a single mom desperate to give her son a stable life. Watch her expressive, elastic face fall as she balances that determination with the recognition that Trent isn’t who she thought he was. Also noteworthy here: Allison Janney as a neighbor with an absurdly dark tan, a taste for cocktails and a way-too-loose tongue; Amanda Peet and Rob Corddry as Trent’s married, fun-loving

friends; and AnnaSophia Robb as a romantic interest for Duncan. Will Duncan learn about himself as the summer progresses? Will he overcome obstacles to his self-esteem? Take a guess. Luckily, the ending is less predictable and sappy than it could have been. And actually, “The Way, Way Back” feels something like summer itself: It meanders a bit, it’s a little lacking in structure, but it’s full of small memorable moments and you’re sad when it’s over. “The Way, Way Back,” a Fox Searchlight release, is rated PG-13 for, according to the Motion Picture Association of America: “thematic elements, language, some sexual content and brief drug material.” Running time: 103 minutes. Three stars out of four.

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DATES TO REMEMBER Church, 11 N. Third St., Tipp City. New members welcome. For more information, call 335-9721. • DivorceCare seminar and sup• Troy Noon Optimist Club will port group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. meet at noon at the Tin Roof restauat Piqua Assembly of God Church, rant. Guests welcome. For more infor8440 King Arthur Drive, Piqua. Child mation, call 478-1401. care provided through the sixth• Weight Watchers, Westminster grade. Presbyterian, Piqua, weigh-in is at 5 • AA, Piqua Breakfast Group will and meeting at 5:30 p.m. meet at 8:30 a.m. at Westminter • Parenting Education Groups will Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The dis- Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. cussion meeting is open. Franklin St., Troy. Learn new and age• AA, Troy Trinity Group meets at 7 appropriate ways to parent children. p.m. for open discussion in the 12 Call 339-6761 for more information. Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal There is no charge for this program. Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. • Narcotics Anonymous, Hug A • AA, open meeting, 6 p.m., Miracle, will meet at 7 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, St., Troy, use back door. Piqua. Alley entrance, upstairs. • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring • AA, Living Sober meeting, open Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal to all who have an interest in a sober Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. lifestyle, 7:30 p.m., Westminster • Sanctuary, for women who have Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash been affected by sexual abuse, locaand Caldwell streets, Piqua. tion not made public. Must currently • Narcotics Anonymous, Winner’s be in therapy. For more information, Group, will meet at 5 p.m. at Trinity call Amy Johns at 667-1069, Ext. 430 Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., • Pilates for Beginners, 8:30-9:30 Troy. Open discussion . a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. • Narcotics Anonymous, Poison Main St., Tipp City. For more informaFree, 7 p.m., First United Methodist tion, call Tipp-Monroe Community Church, 202 W. Fourth St., third floor, Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at Greenville. 669-2441. • Narcotics Anonymous, Never • The Ex-WAVES, or any woman Alone, Never Again, 6:30 p.m., First who formerly served during World Christian Church, 212 N. Main St., War II, will meet at 1 p.m. the second Sidney Monday at Bob Evans in Troy. • Teen Talk, where teens share • Next Step at Noon, noon to 1 their everyday issues through comp.m. at Ginghamsburg South munication, will meet at 6 p.m. at the Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road Troy View Church of God, 1879 25-A, one mile south of the main Staunton Road, Troy. campus. • Singles Night at The Avenue will be from 6-10 p.m. at the Main TUESDAY Campus Avenue, Ginghamsburg Church, 6759 S. County Road 25-A, • The Miami Valley Chapter of the Troy. Each week, cards, noncompetiNational Alzheimers Association will tive volleyball, free line dances and meet from 7-8 p.m. the second free ballroom dance lessons. Child Tuesday of each month at the care for children birth through fifth Westminster Presbyterian Church, grade is offered from 5:45-7:45 p.m. each night in the Main Campus build- 325 W. Ash St., Piqua. For more information, call (937) 291-3332. ing. For more information, call 667• Double deck pinochle is played 1069, Ext. 21. at the Tipp City Public Library, 11 E. • A Spin-In group, practicing the Main St., every Tuesday at 1 p.m. art of making yarn on a spinning Come enjoy the relaxed environment wheel, meets from 2-4 p.m. on the with beverages provided by the third Sunday at Tippecanoe Weaver library. Sign up is required, either in and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited to attend. person at the circulation desk or by For more information, call 667-5358. phone at (937) 667-3826, Ext. 216. • Deep water aerobics will be • Baseball bingo will be offered from 7 p.m. until games are complete offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. Refreshments will be available. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information Proceeds help the youth baseball and programs. organization, a nonprofit. • The Friends and Neighbors Club of Miami County, a women’s nonprofit MONDAY and social organization doing charitable work in the Troy area, meets at 7 • Dollar menu night will be from 6- p.m. the second Tuesday of each 8 p.m. at Troy Eagles, 225 N. Elm St. month at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Dollar menu items include hamburger Center. For more information, contact sliders, sloppy joe, hot dog, grilled Joanne at cheese, french fries, onion straws, cup of soup, ice cream and more for • A teen support group for any $1 each. grieving teens, ages 12-18 years in • Come join an Intermediate the greater Miami County area is Contract Bridge game at the Tipp City offered from 6-7:30 p.m. on the secPublic Library every Monday at 1:30 ond and fourth Tuesday evenings at p.m. Beverages and relaxed company the Generations of Life Center, secprovided. Sign up is required, either ond floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. in person at the circulation desk, 11 There is no participation fee. E. Main St., or by phone at (937) 667- Sessions are facilitated by trained 3826, Ext. 216. bereavement staff and volunteers. • Christian 12 step meetings, Crafts, sharing time and other grief “Walking in Freedom,” are offered at 7 support activities are preceded by a p.m. at Open Arms Church, 4075 light meal. Tipp Cowlesville Road, Tipp City. • Quilting and crafts is offered • An arthritis aquatic class will be from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at the Tipp City Seniors, 320 S. First St., Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call Tipp City. Call 667-8865 for more 335-2715 or visit for information. more information and programs. • Mothers of Preschoolers, a • An evening grief support group group of moms who meet to unwind meets the second and fourth Monday and socialize while listening to inforevenings at 7 p.m. at the Generations mation from speakers, meet the secof Life Center, second floor, 550 ond and fourth Tuesday from 6:15Summit Ave., Troy. The support group 8:30 p.m. Single, married, working or is open to any grieving adult in the stay-at-home moms are invited. greater Miami County area and there Children (under 5) are cared for in is no participation fee. Sessions are MOPPETS. For more information, facilitated by trained bereavement contact Michelle Lutz at 440-9417 or staff. Call 573-2100 for details or visit Andrea Stapleton at 339-8074. the website at • The Miami Shelby Chapter of the • AA, Big Book discussion meetBarbershop Harmony Society will ing will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity meet at 7:30 p.m. at Greene Street Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset United Methodist Church, 415 W. Road, Troy, in the 12 Step Room. The Greene St., Piqua. All men interested discussion is open to the public. in singing are welcome and visitors • AA, Green & Growing will meet always are welcome. For more inforat 8 p.m. The closed discussion meet- mation, call 778-1586 or visit the ing (attendees must have a desire to group’s Web site at www.melodymenstop drinking) will be at Troy View Church of God, 1879 Old Staunton • Divorce Care, 7 p.m. at Richards Road, Troy. Chapel, 831 McKaig Ave., Troy. • AA, There Is A Solution Group Video/small group class designed to will meet at 8 p.m. in Ginghamsburg help separated or divorced people. United Methodist Church, County For more information, call 335-8814. Road 25-A, Ginghamsburg. The dis• AA, women’s meeting, 8-9 p.m., cussion group is closed (participants Dettmer’s Daniel Dining Room. must have a desire to stop drinking). • AA Tuesday night meeting, 7 • AA, West Milton open discusp.m., Troy Church of the Brethren, sion, 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd 1431 W. Main St., Troy. Lutheran Church, rear entrance, 1209 • AA, The Best Is Yet To Come S. Miami St. Non-smoking, handicap Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 accessible. Step Room at Trinity Episcopal • Al-Anon, Serenity Seekers will Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The meet at 8 p.m. in the 12 Step Room discussion is open. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. • AA, Tipp City Group, Zion Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion Lutheran Church, Main and Third meeting is open. A beginner’s meetstreets at 8 p.m. This is a closed dising begins at 7:30 p.m. cussion (participants must have a • Alternatives: Anger/Rage Control desire to stop drinking). Group for adult males, 7-9 p.m., • Al-Anon, 8:30 p.m. Sidney Miami County Shelter, 16 E. Franklin Group, Presbyterian Church, corner St., Troy. Issues addressed are physi- North and Miami streets, Sidney. cal, verbal and emotional violence • AA, 7 p.m. at Troy Church of the toward family members and other Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. persons, how to express feelings, Open discussion. how to communicate instead of con• An Intermediate Pilates class will fronting and how to act nonviolently be from 9-10 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. at 27 with stress and anger issues. 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more • Mind Over Weight Total Fitness, information, call Tipp-Monroe 6-7 p.m., 213 E. Franklin St., Troy. Community Services at 667-8631 or Other days and times available. For Celeste at 669-2441. more information, call 339-2699. • Women’s Anger/Rage Group will • TOPS (Take Off Pounds meet from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami Sensibly), 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran TODAY

County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. Call 339-6761 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, Just For Tuesday, will meet at 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., Troy. This is an open discussion. • Narcotics Anonymous, Unity Group, 7 p.m., Freedom Life Ministries Church, 9101 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. Open discussion. • Public bingo, license No. 010528, will begin with early birds at 7 p.m. and regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge No. 833, 17 W. Franklin St., Troy. Use the Cherry Street entrance. Doors open at 5 p.m. Instant tickets also will be available. • Public bingo — paper and computer — will be offered by the Tipp City Lumber Baseball organization from 7-10 p.m. at the West Milton Eagles, 2270 S. Miami St., West Milton. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and concessions will be available. Proceeds will benefit the sponsorship of five Little League baseball teams. For more information, call 543-9959. • DivorceCare will be every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy Church of the Nazarene, State Route 55 and Barnhart Road, Troy. The group is open to men and women. For more information, call Patty at 440-1269 or Debbie at 335-8397. • Christian 12-Step, 7-8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road 25-A, one mile south of the main campus.

WEDNESDAY • Come join the Experienced Contract Bridge game at the Tipp City Public Library, played every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., beverages and relaxed company are provided. Sign up is required, either in person at the circulation desk, 11 E. Main St., or by phone at (937) 667-3826, Ext. 216. • The Troy High School class of 1962 will meet at 1 p.m. every second Wednesday at Marion’s Piazza, 1270 Experiment Farm Road, Troy. All classmates and spouses are invited. For more information, call Sharon Mathes at 335-1696 or Esther Jackson at 339-1526. • Skyview Wesleyan Church, 6995 Peters Road, Tipp City, will offer a free dinner at 6:15 p.m. Bible study will begin at 7 p.m. • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • The “Sit and Knit” group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited to attend. For more information, call 667-5358. • The Milton-Union Senior Citizens will meet the second and fourth Wednesday 1 p.m. at 435 Hamilton St., West Milton. Those interested in becoming members are invited to attend. Bingo and cards follow the meetings. • Grandma’s Kitchen, a homecooked meal prepared by volunteers, is offered every Wednesday from 56:30 p.m. in the activity center of Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton, one block west of State Route 48. The meal, which includes a main course, salad, dessert and drink, for a suggested donation of $7 per person, or $3 for a children’s meal. The meal is not provided on the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s. • The Town and Country Grandmothers No. 329 meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday at the AMVETS Post on LeFevre Road, Troy. • The Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at the Troy Country Club, 1830 Peters Road, Troy. Non-members of Kiwanis are invited to come meet friends and have lunch. For more information, contact Bobby Phillips, vice president, at 335-6989. • The Troy American Legion Post No. 43 euchre parties will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 339-1564. • The Toastmasters will meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at American Honda to develop to help participants practice their speaking skills in a comfortable environment. Contact Eric Lutz at 332-3285 for more information. • AA, Pioneer Group open discussion will meet at 9:30 a.m. Enter down the basement steps on the north side of The United Church Of Christ on North Pearl Street in Covington. The group also meets at 8:30 p.m. Monday night and is wheelchair accessible. • AA, Serenity Island Group will meet at 8 p.m. in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The discussion is open. • AA, 12 & 12 will meet at 8 p.m. for closed discussion, Step and Tradition meeting, in the 12 Step Room, Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. Use the alley entrance, upstairs. • Al-Anon, Trinity Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy.

• Men’s Anger/Rage Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. Call 339-6761 for more information. • A Domestic Violence Support Group for Women will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16. E. Franklin St., Troy. Support for battered women who want to break free from partner violence is offered. There is no charge for the program. For more information, call 339-6761. • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Children’s Creative Play Group will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. School-age children will learn appropriate social interactions and free expression through unique play therapy. There is no charge for this program. More information is available by calling 339-6761. • Narcotics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Spirit of Recovery, Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 9100 N. Main St., State Route 48, between Meijer and Samaritan North. For other meetings or information, call 252-6766 or (800) 589-6262, or visit the Web site at • Miami Valley Women’s Center, 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, offers free pregnancy testing, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 236-2273. • A Pilates Beginners group matwork class will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Safe People, 7-8:30 p.m., Ginghamsburg Church, SC/DC 104. Find guidance for making safe choices in relationships, from friendships to co-workers, family or romance. Learn to identify nurturing people as well as those who should be avoided. Call Roberta Bogle at 667-4678 for more information. • Boundaries, 7-8:30 p.m., Ginghamsburg Church, ARK 200. A 12-week video series using Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. Offers practical help and encouragement to all who seek a healthy, balanced life and practice in being able to say no. For more information, call Linda Richards at 667-4678. • The Troy Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. For more information, call 335-1923. • A free employment networking group will be offered from 8-9 a.m. each Wednesday at Job and Family Services, 2040 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. The group will offer tools to tap into unadvertised jobs, assistance to improve personal presentation skills and resume writing. For more information, call Steven Kiefer at 5702688 or Justin Sommer at 440-3465. • The Tipp City Seniors offer line dancing at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

THURSDAY • The Upper Valley Medical Center Mom and Baby Get Together group will meet from 9:30-11 a.m. on Thursdays at the Farm House, located northwest of the main hospital entrance and next to the red barn on the UVMC campus. The meeting is facilitated by the lactation department. The group offers the opportunity to meet with other moms, share about being a new mother and to learn more about breastfeeding and the baby. For more information, call (937) 440-4906. • Deep water aerobics will be offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • The Generations of Life Center of Hospice of Miami County will offer a friendship luncheon at local restaurants on the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. Locations vary, so interested parties can call the office at 573-2100 for details. This is a social event for grieving adults who do not wish to dine out alone. Attendees order from the menu. • An open parent-support group will be at 7 p.m. at Corinn’s Way Inc., 306 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Parents are invited to attend the Corinn’s Way Inc. parent support group from 7-8:30 p.m. each Thursday. The meetings are open discussion. • Friendship Luncheons are offered the second Thursday at different locations in the county. The luncheons are casual dining experience that allows adults to come together for food and fellowship. Call the Generations of Live Center at 3355191. • Tipp City Seniors gather to play cards prior to lunch every Thursday at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. At noon will be a carry-in lunch and participants should bring a covered dish and table service. On the third Thursday, Senior Independence offers blood pressure and blood sugar testing before lunch. For more information, call 667-8865.

• Best is Yet to Come open AA meeting, 11 a.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • AA, Tri-City Group meeting will take place 8:30-9:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the former Dettmer Hospital. The lead meeting is open. For more information, call 335-9079. • AA, Spirituality Group will meet at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Troy. The discussion is open. • Health Partners Free Clinic will offer a free clinic on Thursday night at the clinic, 1300 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Registration will be from 5:30-7 p.m. No appointment is necessary. The clinic does not accept medical emergencies, but can refer patients to other doctors and can prescribe medication. Call 332-0894 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, NAIOU, 7:30 p.m., Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • Preschool story hours will be from 10-11 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. at the Bradford Public Library, 138 E. Main St., Bradford. • Weight Watchers, 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Tipp City. For more information, call 552-7082.

FRIDAY • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • The Tri-County Suicide Prevention Coalition will meet at 9 a.m. the second Friday in the conference room of the Tri-County Board of Recovery & Mental Health, Stouder Center, 1100 Wayne St., Troy. Use the west entrance to the fourth floor. • AA, Troy Friday Morning Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m. in the Salvation Army, 129 S. Wayne St., Piqua. Use parking lot entrance, held in gym. • Narcotics Anonymous, Clean and Free, 8 p.m., Dettmer Hospital, 3130 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Open discussion. Fellowship from 7-8 p.m. • A Pilates Intermediate group matwork class will be held from 9-10 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call TippMonroe Community Services at 6678631 or Celeste at 667-2441. • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Brethren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • A singles dance is offered every Friday from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Christopher Club, Dixie Highway, Kettering, sponsored by Group Interaction. The dance is $6. For more information, call 640-3015 or visit

SATURDAY • The Miami County Farmers Market will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. behind Friendly’s restaurant. • The West Milton Church of the Brethren, 918 S. Miami St., West Milton, will offer a free clothes closet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Saturday. Clothes are given to those in need free of charge at this time. For more information, call (937) 6984395. • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Bretheren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • Recovery Too Al-Anon meetings are offered at 8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Church, main campus, Room 117, S. County Road 25A, Tipp City. • AA, Men’s Meeting will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the new First Lutheran Church, corner of Washington Road and State Route 41. The meeting is closed (members must have a desire to stop drinking). • AA, Troy Winners Group will meet at 8:30 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy for discussion. The meeting is open. • AA, Troy Beginners Group meets at 7 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. This is an open discussion meeting. • Weight Watchers, Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua, meeting at 9 a.m., weigh-in at 9:30 a.m. • Pilates for Beginners (Introduction), 9:15-10:15 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Narcotics Anonymous, Saturday Night Live, 8 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St., Sidney. • Relapse Prevention Group, 5:306:45 p.m. at The Avenue, Room 504, at Ginghamsburg Main Campus, 6759 S. County Road 25-A. • The Next Step, a worship celebration for people on the road to recovery, 7 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Main Campus Sanctuary, 6759 S. County Road 25-A. • Baseball bingo will be offered from 7 p.m. until games are complete at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. Refreshments will be available. Proceeds help the youth baseball organization, a nonprofit. • The Tipp City Seniors eat out at area restaurants (sign up at the center) at 4:30 p.m. Card cames will be offered at the center for a $2 donation.



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This publicity image released by Minotaur shows the cover image for “Let It Burn,” by Steve Hamilton.

‘Let It Burn’ well-crafted Crime-novel series returns to Detroit BY BRUCE DESILVA AP Book Reviewer “Let It Burn” (Minotaur), by Steve Hamilton: Each Alex McNight novel has revealed a little about the part-time private detective’s troubled past: his failed marriage, his work as a young Detroit street cop, the day he got careless and ended up getting shot, and his retreat to Michigan’s rural northern peninsula where he now scrapes out a living running a string of rustic tourist cottages. Now, in the 10th book in Steve Hamilton’s fine crime-novel series, McNight returns to the once great, now dying metropolis, propelled by a nagging fear that his last case there might have been a colossal mistake. The action begins when McNight’s old sergeant calls to give him a heads up that Darryl King, a young man they put away years ago for stabbing a woman to death, was about to be released. McNight decides to drive south to reconnect with his old buddies including Arnie Bateman, the retired homicide detective who had been the lead investigator on the case. At first, Bateman pooh-poohs McNight’s misgivings about the King case, but unlike the stereotypical TV cops who always bridle at the suggestion that they could have been wrong about something, McNight’s old mentor actually listens. Soon, they both start nosing around. McNight drops in on King’s mother, who, instead of berating him for locking her son up, serves him chocolate cake. He enlists the help of old friend Janet Long, an FBI agent he’s still carrying a torch for. And eventually, he even meets up with Darryl. But someone out there doesn’t like what Alex is doing, and before long, more people turn up dead. Hamilton interrupts the narrative with occasional flashbacks about the original investigation, giving us a chance to see McNight as a young husband and policeman, and to see Detroit when it was already in decline but before it turned into a wasteland. The author’s depiction of the Detroit that McNight now sees outside his car window, and of the way this makes him feel, is both vivid and poignant. McNight eventually uncovers the terrible truth about the King case, of course, but only at an enormous cost to himself and several people he cares about. As the tense story unfolds, the action builds to a violent climax. This beautifully crafted novel lives up to the standard fans have come to expect from one of the few writers to have ever been honored with two Edgar Awards.


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Actress’ bawdy banter powers new book BY DOUGLASS K. DANIEL AP Book Reviewer “Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations” (Simon & Schuster), by Peter Evans and Ava Gardner: “I’m tired of remembering,” actress Ava Gardner laments during one of many sessions with the ghostwriter working on her memoir. “I’m sick of trying to explain myself all the time.” Her spirit may have been unwilling, but Gardner’s motivation was powerful: She needed the money. At 66, with her acting career over and her body suffering from the effects of a debilitating stroke, one of film’s most beautiful women was nearly broke. The star of “The Barefoot Contessa” (1954) and dozens of other movies (she was nominated for an Oscar for 1953’s “Mogambo”) hoped that a tell-all book would bring


In this book cover image released by Simon & Schuster, “Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations” by Peter Evans and Ava Gardner, is shown. her hundreds of thousands of dollars or at least enough cash to allow her to remain in her London flat. The project that began in 1988 fell apart after Gardner discovered that her chosen writer, Peter

Evans, had once angered Frank Sinatra. Thirty years after their divorce, Sinatra still held sway over Gardner and it’s unlikely she would have remained in the singer’s good graces working with an enemy. “Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations” is not the book that either Evans or Gardner had envisioned when they met at her apartment or when she called him at all hours of the night, sleepless and mournful. It’s less the story of Gardner’s life than a memoir by Evans, who uses his decades-old tapes and notes to recount their short-lived partnership. Echoes of the movie “Sunset Boulevard,” with its aging and pathetic star, are hard to ignore, except Gardner isn’t delusional or trying to seduce her writer. She knew all too well how she got where she was. Fans of Hollywood in the 1940s and ’50s will enjoy the randy banter

about the men Gardner married. At 5-foot-2, Mickey Rooney was the shortest of her mates, the best dancer and an unconscionable cheat. Husband No. 2, composer and bandleader Artie Shaw, gave her a hard time for being a ragtag North Carolina girl, offered her books to read and gave her the boot after barely a year. Sinatra matched her in jealousy, insecurity, combativeness and loyalty. She told Evans that Sinatra always telephoned her on Christmas Eve, which was also her birthday. But she never called him, she said, because “he’s a married man, honey.” She was less enchanted with Sinatra’s pal Humphrey Bogart, her “Barefoot Contessa” co-star, whom she remembered as envious of her star status in their film. Two other lovers loomed large in her past. Wealthy recluse Howard Hughes wanted to marry her, even

though she battered him with an ashtray during one fight, and he dislocated her jaw during another. Actor George C. Scott, her co-star in, of all things, 1966’s “The Bible,” would awaken in their bed after drunken rages unaware that he had left Gardner bloody and bruised. No wonder she kept a drink at the ready while mining her memories. “The Secret Conversations” doesn’t reveal much new about Gardner’s life she did turn out a memoir before she died in 1990 and next to nothing about the movies she made, even popular films like “On the Beach” (1959) and “The Night of the Iguana” (1964). Caught on tape being herself, Gardner comes off as she had feared: vulgar, cynical and trampy. Her words also carry the tones Evans had hoped for funny, perceptive and genuine.

Inspiration and information from travel books NEW YORK (AP) — Sure, there are apps and websites not to mention Facebook posts from all your friends and relatives to help you decide where to go and what to do on your next trip. But there’s still a place in travel for the oldfashioned book from lavishly illustrated hardcovers to information-packed guides. Here are a few recently published books with grand itineraries to inspire you and practical advice to help you plan. • Lonely Planet’s “Best Trips” series, which includes first-ever editions for Italy, Ireland and

France ($25 each), along with fully updated second editions for California, New England and the Pacific Northwest ($23 each). Each book includes about three dozen itineraries for road trips. The contents include maps and detailed directions for each itinerary, classic trips with wellknown destinations and top activities, ideas for detours to local spots, and recommendations for dining and lodging. • Travel + Leisure’s “100 Greatest Trips” ($35). This collection of stories from the magazine and its international editions features

memorable destinations from exotic locales like Zanzibar to driving itineraries in Florida and Texas. Other stories include shopping in Brooklyn, N.Y., a beach escape in Mozambique, arts and culture in Milan, outdoor adventures in Costa Rica, and culinary tours of Hawaii, Paris, Singapore and Tasmania. • “500+ All-American Family Adventures” by Debbie K. Hardin (Countryman Press, $25). The book is designed to help families plan vacations and day trips that are both educational and entertain-

ing, all centered around the American experience. The book has a chapter on every state plus Washington D.C., with listings that range from natural parks like Zion in Utah or Denali in Alaska, to fun activities like surfing in Hawaii or visiting Coney Island in New York. Also featured are numerous historic sites and museums, from Lincoln’s birthplace in Hodgenville, Ky., to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Okla. • “Hiking and Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway: The Only Guide You Will

Ever Need, Including GPS, Detailed Maps & More,” by Leonard M. Adkins (University of North Carolina Press, $18). The book advertises a “detailed description of every official trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway,” which stretches 469 miles (755 kilometers) through Virginia and North Carolina. It also includes information on trails that connect to the parkway. Descriptions include trail length, difficulty and points of interest, along with recommendations for places to eat, lodging and campsites, and side trips.


Sunday, July 7, 2013



Making Lenox china for the White House Prestige brand’s factory is a start-to-finish operation BY BRUCE SICELOFF Raleigh News and Observer Brenda Bizzelle likes to check out the dinnerware counters at nice stores when she goes out of town, just to admire the fruits of her labor. She can run her fingers over the bumps of bright enamel that form 421 grapes, oranges, pineapples and flower petals on every gold-rimmed dinner plate of a fine old Lenox china pattern called Autumn. Lenox Corp. began producing Autumn dinnerware in 1918, originally in New Jersey. Bizzelle, the daughter of sharecroppers, has been adding those enamel fruits and flowers in Kinston since 1989. She is one of 285 workers now at the only bone-china factory in the United States. “I get a joy seeing the products we make at the Kinston plant,” said Bizzelle, 48. “To see the quality of it just blesses my heart, knowing I had a part in that. Lenox is such a prestige company, and people love our products. I’m happy about that.” The Lenox factory is a start-to-finish operation. Raw ingredients are combined — including china clay and cattle-bone ash from England and feldspar from Spruce Pine, N.C. — and extruded in two colors of 5-inchdiameter logs. The pale gray clay will become white china; the pale green will leave the kilns with an ivory tint. The finished goods are loaded into trucks that haul 60,000 pieces of china each week to a distribution center in Maryland. Platters, pitchers and other large items leave Kinston in their individual retail gift boxes, in different colors with the designer brands made here: ivory boxes for the Lenox label, pink for Kate Spade, black for Donna Karan. Lenox, founded in 1889, has been a prestige brand since President Woodrow Wilson commissioned a 1,700-piece collection in 1918. It was the first White House china that was not Wedgwood or some other venerable import. The Wilson china featured a wide band of cobalt blue and, like the four Lenox White House collections that followed, a gold American eagle. The George W. Bush collection consisted of 14piece settings, in green and gold, for 320 diners. Like the pale yellow Clinton china, it was made in Kinston. “Sometimes they put the presidential china on


Anthony Strong loads pugs to be molded into silverware at the Lenox factory in Kinston, N.C.

Shirley Kennedy removes a mold from a piece of china during the casting operation at the Lenox factory in Kinston, N.C. display at our visitor center,” said Mark Pope, Lenoir County economic development director. “It’s pretty awesome to see it.” Lenoir is still recovering from the loss of 8,000 tobacco and textile manufacturing jobs in the late 1980s and 1990s. Lenox and a few larger employers form the core of a more diversified economy that now accounts for 5,000 manufacturing jobs. Agribusiness is still big, with 600 workers processing ham for Smithfield Foods and more than 1,600 working for Sanderson Farms, the nation’s fourth-largest poultry producer. The ups and downs of the housing industry — lately on the upswing — are reflected in the fortunes of more than 1,000 workers who make dishwashers for

A painter adds color in extreme detail to a seasonal dish at the Lenox china factory in Kinston, N.C. Electrolux or cabinets for Master Brand. Lenox is recovering, too, from the recession and from historic shifts in consumer tastes. The company employed as many

as 700 workers at a giftware plant in Oxford, N.C., before closing it in 2003, after 20 years. Lenox built the Kinston dinnerware plant to respond to the growing

PUBLIC RECORDS: MARRIAGE LICENSES Brian Paul Carter, 45, of 2540 Gearhart Road, Troy, to Janet Elaine Goins, 44, of same address. Christopher Lee Naff, 25, of 579 1/2 S. Miami St., West Milton, to Emily Jacqueline Larson, 22, of same address. Timothy Matthew Nickles, 29, of 32 Westhaven Drive, Troy, to Megan Louise Koerner, 27, of same address. Andrew Dale Lemmon, 23, of 1024 Eleanor Ave., Piqua, to Laura Kay Prosser, 23, of same address. Shane Brian Scharff, 33, of 2735 W. Main St., Apt. C, Troy, to Tiffany Joy Stepp, 25, of same address. Brian Daniel Barhorst, 27, of 1053 Nutmeg Square North, Troy, to Robin Sue Richhart, 30, of same address. Cristian Gabriel Martinez, 26, of 601 Acadia Court, Troy, to Lourdes Veronica Lamboy, 29, of 8345 Paragon Road, Centerville.

Tyler Leland Wright, 22, of 1151 Crestview Drive, Troy, to Grace Lynne Barton, 23, of same address. Aaron William Crabtree, 31, of 1520 Hawk Circle Apt. A, Troy, to Antoinette Marie Francis, 23, of same address. Bryan Richard Gray, 29, of 2222 Deerfield Crossing, Piqua, to Andrea Lynn Larger, 30, of same address. Donald Gary Boyd Jr., 45, of 632 Fulton St., Sidney, to Debra Lynn Colborn, 48, of same address. Danny Kaye Melton Jr., 19, of 423 Walnut St., Piqua, to Janova Ann Forsythe, 18, of 950 McKinley Ave. No. 6, Piqua. Benjamin Scott McGraner, 23, of 520 Spring St. NW, Cleveland, Tenn., to Tonya Nicole Walters, 20, of 1120 N. Ocoee St., Cleveland, Tenn. Lucas James Dean Troutwine, 31, of 1075 Princeton Road, West

Milton, to Prather Jonnalyn, 42, of same address. Ronald Jason Monnier, 28, of 565 Linwood Drive, Troy, to Erin Nichole Carter, 28, of same address. Eric Lloyd Boothe, 33, of 2140 Rench Road, Pleasant Hill, to Mallory Jo Hall, 25, 205 S. Wenrick St., Covington. Michael William Workman, 18, of 314 S. Main, West Milton, to Corin Michelle Knight, 18, of 403 S. Main St., Laura. Matthew Wayne Baskerville, 49, of 1600 Washington Ave., Piqua, to Susan Lynn Baldwin, 43, of same address. Francisco Javier Ponte, 41, of 8 N. Market St., Troy, to Carolina Massiel Sabala, 29, of 2032 Lublin Drive, Apt. H, Reynoldsburg. Robert Walter Bledsoe, 30, of 3191 Gearhart Road, Troy, to Jennifer Marie Crabtrey, 30, of same address. Jason Parish Hutchinson, 31, of 496

popularity of fine imported bone china — the white-bone ash adds strength and translucence — and to make it at lower prices for the bridal market. In fact, it was Lenox that originated the bridalgift registry. Many of the plant’s first employees are still on the job, and the average employee tenure is 14 years. Paul Leichtnam has managed the Kinston plant since it opened in 1989 and through three changes in corporate ownership. Lenox emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009 under its current owner, Clarion Capital Partners LLC, a New York equity firm. “We had almost 500 people working here and then things went bad in 2008, the whole economy, and that’s when our volume started going down,” said Leichtnam, 62. The plant’s output fell from 5 million to 3 million pieces per year. “Of course, consumer trends have changed. Younger people are a little more casual. We try to follow those trends in our designs,” Leichtnam said. “It’s not like your grandmother’s china anymore.” Actually, along with less-expensive modern designs, you can still buy traditional Lenox patterns that are four generations old. Even at marked-down prices, a five-piece setting of goldbanded Lowell china retails for $400. An Autumn setting, colorful but with less gold, is $200. This is a one-of-a-kind factory. Skilled workers, computer-guided robots,

carts and conveyor belts move each plate and teacup through molding, drying, smoothing, decaling, decorating, glazing, firing and inspection processes that take several days. Whoosh. Clink. Whir. One dish might be handled by 50 people or more, passing through firings in five different kilns at up to 2,285 degrees Fahrenheit and 12 hours at a time. The jigger machine presses fat discs onto spinning molds as a knife trims the edges of excess clay to be reclaimed. A dish that first takes shape as a flabby 12-inch pancake will shrink eventually to a hard, thin, 10.5inch dinner plate. The plaster molds absorb moisture from the clay. Each one is replaced after 100 uses. Cup handles, gravy boats and other intricate items are made from liquid clay injected into molds. At different stages on the production lines, workers smooth away seams and rough spots with sponges, blades, cork pads and diamond grinders. The glaze is a mist of liquid glass sprayed from all sides as each dish parades past the nozzles, pirouetting on its pedestal. A gushing waterfall wall captures the mist for recycling and keeps it from drifting into the room. Hiss. Clack. Hum. Machines do jobs once handled here by men and women. Those logs of green and gray clay weren’t always sliced and stacked by robots. And in parts of the 240,000-square-foot factory, skilled workers and programmed devices work side by side. Bizzelle and Gail Cohen apply dots of enamel with pneumatic pens — one for each of the six colors used in the Autumn pattern’s fruit-basket floral design. In the old days, they applied enamel with sharpened wood dowels. “It takes a while to do it,” said Cohen, 65. The women do the dotting by hand for cups and teapots, but a robot has taken over this chore for flat plates. A computer rotates the plate, scanning its decaled floral pattern to note where each blob of color belongs. On a second rotation, it extends a tiny depth gauge from the rim toward the center of the plate, to measure the downhill tilt — because each dot has its own altitude. Now the plate turns a third time, and the computer applies the enamel jewelling with precision: Dot. Dot. Dot. Dot. Dot.

ANNIVERSARY Rising Hill Drive, Fairborn, to Tammy Jean Fyffe, 31, of 221 W. Simpson St., Troy. Heath Joseph Knouff, 41, of 612 Linwood Drive, Troy, to Casey Marie Evilsizor, 30, of same address. Tyler Cortland Runyan, 22, of 3453 Stoney Creek St., Springfield, to Joanna Renee Wynkoop, 23, of 840 Burnside Drive, Tipp City. Lester Granville LIttlejohn, 34, of 1195 Longwood Drive, Troy, to Andrea Nicole Cox, 34, of same address. Douglas Edward Apple, 31, of 9591 W. Versailles Road, Covington, to Lacey Nichole Jackson, 28, of same address. Christopher Blaise Barton, 32, of 2001 N. Honore St., Unit H, Chicago, Ill., to Amanda Elaine Morford, 29, of same address. Octaviano Flores, 34, of 406 S. Clay St., Troy, to Jolly Jo Howe, 36, of same address.

Millers celebrate 50 years TROY — Oliver E. and Clouia Kay (Cheadle) Miller of Troy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 29. They were married June 29, 1963, at Troy Baptist Temple, Troy. They have three children, Beth Anne (Chris) Price of Tipp City, Diana (Doug) Workman ofTroy and Chad Miller of Sidney; and five grandchildren, Braden and Brinna Price, Brock Workman and Chad D. and Sharon Miller. They are membersof Troy Baptist temps. He is retired from Goodrich Corp. She is retired from

Troy Kinder Care Learning Center. A celebration dinner for family will be held at a later date.

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U.S. rate on 30-year loan falls to 4.29 percent WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell this week after last week’s surge. The declines could prompt homebuyers to act quickly before rates rise further. Freddie Mac said Wednesday that the average on the 30-year loan dropped to 4.29 percent. That’s down from 4.46 percent last week, the highest in two years and a full point more than a month ago. The average on the 15-year mortgage fell to 3.39 percent, down from 3.50 percent last week the highest since August 2011. Mortgage rates jumped last week after the Federal Reserve signaled it could slow its monthly bond purchases later this year if the economy keeps improving. The bond purchases have kept long-term interest rates down, making mortgages and other consumer loans cheaper. A pullback by the Fed would likely send rates higher. Despite the gains, mortgages are still low by historical standards. Low mortgage rates have helped fuel a housing recovery that has kept the economy growing modesty. In May, completed sales of previously occupied homes surpassed the 5 million mark for the first time in 3 years. And those sales could rise further in June because the number of people who signed contracts to buy homes rose last month to the highest level since December 2006. There’s generally a one- to two-month lag between a signed contract and a completed sale. Greater demand, along with a tight supply of homes for sale, has driven up home prices. It’s also led to more home construction, which has created more jobs and contributed to economic growth.


Folks are feeling bolder and taking bigger risks in decorating. As they do, red is shooting up the popularity charts.

Red gains fans

BY MARY CAROL GARRITY Scripps Howard News Service Packed full of energy and excitement, the color red is sneaking back into vogue in interior design. For years, people shied away from this

arresting color, opting instead for safe, soothing grays, tans and creams. But now folks are feeling bolder and taking bigger risks in their decorating. And as they do, red is shooting up the popularity charts. We’re having a blast at Nell Hill’s zipping up peo-

ple’s spaces with spunky shots of red. Want to join the fun and add this striking color to your dÈcor? The key to success when decorating with a statement color as striking as red is to pick a few key places to let it shine. • See RED on C2

Open the front door to color possibilities What color would you paint your front door if it’s not already the color you want? What does your color preference say about you? Let’s see what some colors might reveal. Blue: This color says you like crispness and cleanliness. It depicts an easygoing personality and shows a conservative and traditional side. Blue comes in many colors, though so choose wisely. Red: This color is exciting and can give the feeling of grandness. It shows a personality that is not afraid to speak its mind. Many homes have red doors. It calls attention and gives the house a special, appealing look. Yellow: Yes, this is a happy color and feels like spring. Yellow represents hope and anticipation and a desire for communication. Yellow shows a cheerful, sunny disposition. White: This color also shows a personality of cleanliness and also one of goodness. There is hope and innocence involved in this choice of color. The simplicity of it is classic. Black: This one symbolizes stability and strength and also authority. Black can feel slick and sophisticated. This personality

also depicts a conservative, traditional one. The contrast of a black door against a white house is striking. Green: It is the color of nature, so a green door displays your love of the outdoors. This is a color of peace and tranquility, and it signifies youth, hope and life. Brown: A brown door can be said to belong to someone who is strongwilled. It can indicate an activist or someone who needs to be acknowledged. Gray: Sophistication at its best. A gray door is subdued and noncommittal. It is sleek and contemporary. The color you select doesn’t always have to be bold. Muted colors are quite attractive, such as a sage green, a copper or a blue-gray. The beauty of paint is that it is easy to paint over. So if, after a few years, you find that you no longer like the choice you selected, then simply paint over it and show a different side of yourself. After all, our likes and dislikes change over the years and we all have multiple facets to our personalities. Rosemary Sadez Friedmann, an interior designer in Naples, Fla., is author of “Mystery of Color.”



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REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS Anthony Fornara, Mercedes Fornara, one lot, $90,000. Minster Bank to Vestco, Ltd., a part lot, Rainee Riegle, Susan Reigle to Neal $56,400. Pemberton, Tante Pemberton, one lot, Charity Toon, Nathanael Toon to $450,000. Charity Toon, Nathaneal Toon, a part lot, Fannie Mae Federal National $0. Mortgage Company, Reisenfeld and Estate of Dale Bowerman to Martha Associations LPA to S & L Rentals, one Bowerman, one lot, $0. lot, $65,000. Bank of America, N.A. to Secretary of Helen Potter to Unity National Bank, Veterans Affairs, one lot, $0. one lot, $26,700. Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Asset-backed Certificates, Series Mortgage Association, Reisenfeld & 2006, Jordan Ritchie to Bank of New Associations LPA LLC, attorney in fact to York, trustee, Bank of New York Mellon, Mark Richard, one lot, $41,900. Sheri Kearns, Thomas Kearns to Klarinda King, Stephen King to Robert Ashley Ditmars, Nathan Ditmars, one lot, Bayman, one lot, $51,000. $153,000. James Dutton, Patricia Dutton to Jill Doloris Lyman to Assemblies of God Finkenbine, Thomas Finkenbine, one lot, Foundation, Doloris Lyman Charitable one part lot, a part tract 0.665 acres, Remander Unitrust, 0.315 acres, $0. $804,700. Dushika Hettiarachchi, Shami Marla Brumbaugh, Richard Hettiarachchi to Elizabeth Sandhu, Brumbaugh, Elwood Vance, Joanna Sunny Sandhu, one lot, $185,000. Vance to Beverly Bashore, one lot, Scott Invesetments of Troy LLC to $108,000. James Thompson, Julianne Thompson, Federal Home Loan Mortgage one lot, $270,100. Company to Fifth Third Mortgage Carl Sutherly, Cherly Sutherly to Company, one lot, $22,700. Harold Smith, Susan Smith, one lot, Frederick Hefflinger, Joanne Heflinger $225,000. to Frederick Hefflinger, Joanne Hefflinger, Brooke Hoover, Daniel Hoover to one lot, one part lot, one lot, $0. Nicholas Barley, one lot, $182,900. Margie Dean Brouse Living Trust David Face, Mary Helen Face to Nina Agreement, Brett Davis, co-trustee, Shoe, Richard Show, one lot, $79,500. Michael Davis co-trustee to Nancy Gunter, Catherine Walter to Kristine Walter, one lot, $165,000. co-trustee, Scott Walter, co-trustee, $0. Cindy Stanley, Michael Stanley to Daniel Langston, Michkey Langston to Joseph Stanley, one lot, $85,000. Jessica Kelley, Steven Wimmers, one lot, $188,000. TIPP CITY Frank D. Harlow Jr., Holly Harlow to Colt L. Hines, one lot, $100,000. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Cynthia Potter, Eric Potter to Ursula Corporation, Lerner, Sampson & Dreier, one lot, $86,000. Rothfuss, attorney in fact to Nathan Jack Winters to David Burnside, Gildow, one lot, $270,000. Teresa Burnside, one lot, $109,400. Charlene Henderson, Stephen Courtney Aberle, Ryan Aberle to Mark Henderson to Halley Cole, two part lots, Johnston, one lot, $176,000. $99,500. Cheryl Mote to RAM Rentals LLC, Betty Beery to Betty Beery, trustee, one lot, $0. one lot, $0. Secretary of Housing and Urban Betty Jackson to Betty Jackson Trust, Development to Samantha Weaver, one Jackson, trustee, three part lots, Betty lot, $0. lot, $0. one Debra Schumann, Stephen Schumann to Debra Schumann, Stephen BRADFORD Schumann, one lot, $0. TROY

Rebecca Wilkinson Smith to Sandra Armstrong, 0.223 acres, $18,500.

PIQUA Beverly Konz, Donald Konz to Jeffrey Wayne Konz, Mark ALlan Konz, one lot, $0. Terry Clark Revocable Trust Agreement, Vickie Larger, trustee, to John Clark, Vickie Larger, two lots, $0. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Bonita Jo Werner, Nelson Tyler Werner, a part lot, $0. Estate of Jean Kiser, Christopher Kiser, co-executor to Bank One, N.A., J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., two lots, $30,000. Sally Wood to JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., a part 0.672 tract, $35,400. Fannie Mae Federal National Mortgage Company, Reisenfeld and Associations LPA to Be Thi Le, on e lot, $18,000. Kirk Stover to Sean Stein, one lot, $69,000. Anthony Grilliot, Nicole Grilliot to


NVR Inc. to Christine Smith, Taylor Smith, one lot, $271,100. Darlene Poindexter, Joseph Poindexter to Brian Turner, Michelle Turner, one lot, $246,900. Inverness Group Inc. to Kimberly Francis, one lot, $224,200. Inverness Group Inc. to Deborah Minton, one lot, $230,500. Carriage Trails at the Heights, Dec Land Co. I LLC to Inverness Group Inc., one lot, $34,000. Carriage Trails at the Heights, Dec Land Co. I LLC to Inverness Group Inc., one lot, $34,000. Carriage Trails at the Heights, Dec Land Co. I LLC to Inverness Group Inc., one lot, $35,600. Carriage Trails at the Heights, Dec Land Co. I LLC to Inverness Group Inc., one lot, $35,600. Inverness Group Inc. to Chad Smith, one lot, $199,200. WEST MILTON

Nathan Lunetta, Rebecca Lunetta to Anthony Grilliot, Nicole Grilliot, one lot, $180,000. ELIZABETH TWP. Christina Heindenreich, Erich Joseph Heidenreich to Jennifer Rosson, Zachary Rosson, 10.252 acres, $85,000. Russell Alfred Massie, trustee, Massie Family Trust Decedent’s Trust, Massie Family Trust survivor’s Trust to Curtis Helsinger, Kristen Helsinger, $40,000. LOSTCREEK TWP. Debra Schumann, Stephen Schumann to Debra Schumann, Stephen Schumann, one lot, $0. NEWBERRY TWP.

Brenda Wolf to Gregory Arnett, Kristie Clark, one lot, $0. Alternative Loan Trust 2005, Bank of New York, trustee, Bank of New York Mellon, Certificateholders of Cwalt Inc., Mortgage Pass Through, one lot, $23,400. Dawn Gridley a.k.a. Dawn Merritt to Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Company,Huntington National Bank, Unizan Bank, N.A., one lot, $50,000. Cindy Gahan, attorney in fact, Melvin Hodgson to Cindy Gahan, Melvin Hodgson, one lot, $0. Betty Cross, Gail Cross to Cathy Lee Hammond, Douglas Edward Hammond, one lot, $114,000. BETHEL TWP. Donald Buchholtz, Glenadean Buchholtz to John Coleman, Sandra Coleman, Harvey Gase, Monica Gase, .3855 acres, 3.108 acres, $190,000. Christina Pitzer, Richard Pitzer to Bank of America N.A., 0.551 acres, $0. Kevin Hurtt, Pamela Hurtt to Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC, a part lot, $0. Carrie Owens, David Owens to Beverly Koogler, Jack Koogler, $225,000.

Barbara Ruhenkamp, Robert Ruhenkamp to Bryan Ruhenkamp, Kimberly Ruhenkamp, $287,500. Bac Home loan Servicing, Bank of America, N.A., successor, Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, Cwalt Inc., to Monica Hunt, 4.865 acres, 0.4559 acres, $120,000. David Fike, Sharon Fike to Kristen Fike, Benjamin Rank, 10.004 acres, $184,000. MONROE TWP. Debra Maxson, Rodney Maxson to Luana Ping, Robert Ping, 0.618 acres, $29,900. STAUNTON TWP. Gerald Willis, Helen Willis to John Willis, 1.793 acres, $223,000. Beth Kindell, Mark Kindell to Ben Crumrine, 1.502 acres, $0. UNION TWP.


Lolita Brumbaugh to Derek Brumbaugh, one lot, one part lot, $0. Vicki Finfrock, trustee to Vicki Finfrock, one lot, $0. FLETCHER James Silvers, Patricia Silvers to James Silves, Patricia Silvers, two lots, $0. HUBER HEIGHTS Michael Skarznski, Susan Skarznski to Joyce Wilson, one lot, $0. Bernie Wilson, Joyce Wilson to Arthur Coulter, Donna Coulter, one lot, $159,900.

Bank One N.A., JP Morgan Chase N.A., successor to Dianne Blue, Bank, Deborah Pitts, Gary Pitts to Gary L. 1.0 acre, $45,5000. Pitts and Deborah L. Pitts Living Trust, Mae a.k.a. Federal National Fannie Deborah Pitts, trustee, Gary Pitts, trustee, 2.324 acres, $0. Mortgage Association, John D. Clunk Estate of Leonard Franke, Brenda Co. LPA, attorney in fact to Kieth Smedley, executor to Dale Spradlin, 3.139 Bowman, Lisa Bowman, 1 acre, acres, $61,000. $35,000. Dolores T. and Harvey W. Cripe CONCORD TWP. Revocable Living Trust, Wayne C. Cripe, successor trustee to Donald P. Alan Duling, Barbara Duling to Francisco Quintero Jr., two lots, $122,000. Bobbitt Sr., 9.3 acres, $145,000. Partricia Harshbarger to Patricia Harshbarger Revocable Trust Agreement, WASHINGTON TWP. 10.002 acres, 31.5895 acres, $0. Estate of Dorothy Schoch, Frederick Patricia Obara to Diana Pethtel, Schoch, executor to Nichole Jackson, Shane Jackson, 0.801 acres, $147,000. $15,000.

Red Here are my top seven spots to add a pop of red in your home’s interior: 1. Paint a Wall If you want to go big with red, wash a wall in it. Depending upon the shade you select, red will send off a strong vibe that ranges from happy to angry, so pick your paint color carefully. Another word of caution: It’s easy to go too far with red, so start by using this powerful color in small doses. Before washing the entire room in red, start with just one wall and see what you think. Whether

you end up painting one area or the whole room, be sure to balance your highintensity wall color with plenty of light-colored neutrals through upholstery, art and window coverings. 2. Cover Some Furniture Give a room an energy boost by adding in a piece of red furniture. Even a small piece of accent furniture will stand out in a room filled with, say, whisper white and dreamy blue. When you’re working with red, it doesn’t take much to get big results. The beauty of red is that it works in every style

home, from ultra-mod to super-traditional. Right now, we’re covering lots of traditional and transitional furniture frames in more contemporary fabric patterns that play up red. 3. Hang Artwork The walls in most of the rooms in my home are painted in soft neutral colors just so that I can cover them with an ever-evolving assortment of artwork. I’ve found that switching out my art is a great way to change the look and feel of a room. To pay tribute to a favorite color, showcase it through a piece of artwork. If you hang art that


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includes red, rest assured it will get noticed. 4. Make a Red-Light District In my book, there are few things as stately as a beautiful red lamp. When I decorate, I like to add a surprise element in every room — a little something that catches people off guard because it’s so unexpected. A red lamp is the perfect pick. It’s sure to elicit a smile. Don’t want the whole lamp to be red? Try just adding a red shade to a glass or white lamp you already own. 5. Amp up a Space with Red Accents

I love homes decorated in red. But when it comes to using red in my own home, I want it in small doses. So one way I’ve threaded this timeless color through my decor is with accents. Here’s a fun idea: Work red in through nostalgic or interesting details, like a glass box holding poker chips. Storage that doubles as a stylish accessory — what could be better than that? 6. Go Red on Your Bed with Pillows Like artwork, accent pillows give you a super-easy way to introduce a new

color to your home’s decor. Toss a red pillow in the mix on your sofa or bed. This year I had the accent pillows for my screened porch made from red fabric. They feel nostalgic to me, and I love them! 7. A Little Touch through Table Linens If you’d like to join the red craze but don’t want red in your decor, try some red table linens. Perhaps you can feature red placemats, napkins or a tablecloth in your kitchen or patio. It’s an easy and inexpensive way to dip your toes in without changing a thing in your home.

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You can help bees by adding native plants BY KIM PALMER Scripps Howard News Service Pollinators are in peril. Dire reports of colony collapse disorder, an umbrella term for steep population declines, have been making news for several years. Last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a study finding that 31 percent of honeybee colonies died over the winter. That’s troubling for all of us, not just science and bee geeks, given that a third of the plants in our diet are pollinated by honeybees. “It’s not just a gardening issue, it’s a food-safety issue,” said Elizabeth Beckman, education coordinator for the Capitol Region Watershed District, headquartered in St. Paul, Minn. Bee deaths are a complex problem, with multiple suspected causes, including disease, habitat loss, pesticides and climate change, said Elaine Evans, a bee scholar and doctoral candidate in entomology at the University of Minnesota. But there’s one simple thing that everyday people can do to help the bees: Plant habitat for foraging and nesting. Particularly native wildflowers. Ideally, in big clumps so bees can find them easily. “Bees need abundant flowers, from April through September, and they need diversity,” said Evans. Bees also need undisturbed areas for nesting, Evans said. “They nest in the ground and need land that’s untilled, that’s left alone.” You might assume that what’s growing in your garden is too inconsequential to make a difference. Evans disagrees. She converted her own St. Paul boulevard to a “bee garden” — filled with bee-friendly flowering plants, including bee balm, purple prairie clover, cup plant, New England aster and giant hyssop — about five years ago. “Within a year, I saw tons more bees,” she said, including the rusty-patched bumblebee, a once-common species that has suffered an especially steep decline and now is endangered. The rusty-patched bees are “generalist pollinators that visit a wide variety of plants,” said Evans, who’s also a consultant for the nonprofit Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, which has been tracking imperiled bumblebee species throughout North America. “They used to be one of the more common bees in the Twin Cities; then suddenly we weren’t seeing them at all.” In the past couple of years, there have been scattered sightings of rustypatched bees, which Evans attributes, in part, to the increase in home gardeners adding plants that support them. “Even a little bit of habitat like that can make a difference,” Evans said. “Animals respond. They need it. They’re pretty good at finding things.” While bees are good at finding bee-friendly plants, gardeners sometimes need a little help. “A complaint we get a lot is ‘Where do we get these plants?’?” said Beckman. “You can get a plant called little bluestem at the garden center, but it might be from Kansas. It’s not bad to plant, but you don’t get the full benefit of a plant that’s adapted to these growing conditions.” Truly native plants establish quickly, with deep roots that require little watering, and help protect the water quality of lakes and rivers by preventing runoff, Beckman said. They also produce nectar that is especially attractive to pollinators, while cultivated plants that might have been bred for other traits, such as more flowers or a


Bees fly from flower to flower gathering pollen in a rain garden.

“Even a little bit of habitat like that can make a difference. Animals respond. They need it. They’re prettygood at finding things.” Elaine Evans, bee scholar

particular color, are less beneficial to bees. “Even native species can be cultivated and hybridized to the point that they don’t provide as much food,” Beckman said. Plants bought at a garden center also carry the potential of having been exposed to pesticides, including systemic neonicotinoids, which are especially insidious, according to Evans. “They get into the tissue of the plant, and it ends up in the pollen and nectar.” People buy pesticidelaced plants and take them home, without realizing they’re introducing something that will kill, not nourish, bees. “You have to be aware of where your plants are coming from and how they were treated,” Evans said. And don’t be concerned that a bee-friendly landscape will make you unpopular in your neighborhood. There’s no reason a nativeplant garden needs to look shaggy or unkempt, even compared with the manicured lawns around it. “The fact is, native plants come in varying heights,” said Beckman. “There are low-growing grasses. There are mounded plants. You can still have a neat, planned look.” If want to go “wild and woolly,” your neighbors are likely to be much more accepting than they were a decade ago. “I’ve been doing this work for 12 years, and the aesthetic has changed,” Beckman said. “There used to be more emphasis on a highly groomed lawn, but now people are more amenable to a natural look.” When she moved to Minneapolis, she was the first in her neighborhood to plant the boulevard, she said. But since then, her neighbors on either side have followed suit. “You can see the influence growing.”


ABOVE: Bee-friendly spiderwort flowers. Native plants produce nectar that is especially attractive to pollinators, while cultivated plants that might have been bred for other traits, such as more flowers or a particular color, are less beneficial to bees. LEFT: Bee balm attracts bees. Truly native plants establish quickly, with deep roots that require little watering, and help protect the water quality of lakes and rivers by preventing runoff.


Make time for thyme in the garden Home & Garden Television Thyme, an herbaceous perennial, is perfect for low maintenance in the landscape and culinary use in the kitchen. It prefers dry conditions, not requiring much supplemental water. It comes in two different forms: prostrate or upright. Best known for its aromatic foliage that comes in green, golden, silver and variegated colors. Semi-evergreen to evergreen in warmer climates. Spikes of tiny, delicate flowers come in pink, white and purple. Plant size ranges from 4 to 12 inches tall and as wide, depending on cultivar or species. • How to use it: In

masses, along a border or in containers. Use in a sunny, mixed perennial border, herb garden, kitchen garden or rock garden. Some prostrate selections make an excellent groundcover or filler between steppingstones. Combine with other Mediterranean herbs, including lavender and rosemary, or plants that tolerate dry conditions. Also use in cooking or making potpourri and sachets. • Culture: Performs best in well-drained soil and full sun. This plant is sensitive to wet feet and won’t survive unless it’s in a site with good drainage. To help thyme overwinter,

add a layer of winter mulch during a period of consistently cold temperatures. Prefers heavy pruning in early spring to encourage growth; don’t prune in late summer or fall as this will encourage new growth that will be nipped by frost. Older plants tend to be woody. If you don’t like this look, either prune back every year early in the season or replace with new plants when the older ones get woody. Propagated through seed, cuttings or division. No major problems with pests or disease, but will rot in wet soils. • Special notes: Attracts bees and butterflies. Drought tolerant.

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Get the most bang for your renovation buck Making renovations to your home can be a risky business. And before you renovate you will need, specifically, to determine one thing. Are you renovating purely for your pleasure, or are you renovating with thoughts of a return on your investment for a future sale? Answering this question will help you determine what renovations to focus on, and conversely, what renovations are of less importance or to be avoided all together. For example, my husband and I bought the home where we currently reside in 2007. Immediately we sunk 30K in renovations for updates (I simply could not live with velvet wall paper and olive green shag carpet). Throughout the years we

renovations that are most important to who we have identified as our target buyer. To be sure, we will never see the entire sum of our investments returned. We bought our home immediately prior to the housing bubble bust and so we are realistic in our expectations — one of the many perks of my chosen profession! Thing is, Robin Banas though, I don’t regret one dime Real Estate Today Columnist we have put into our home. All of it was done with the focus and intent we had at the time, and have lived in our home we have the eventual new owner will be made multiple updates and reno- better able to enjoy it with their vations. Until recently, our inter- family in the future. est has been for our own pleasAlso, we cannot confuse renoure and enjoyment. Now, as we vations with the necessary upconsider a sale in the near keep of a home. Replacing the future, we are focused on the hot water heater is upkeep. Re-

designing the kitchen is a renovation. Inside those two examples are extremes as well. Replacing the hot water heater with a new, current, energy efficient one to supply your size home with adequate hot water is a smart move when your focus may be on a sale in the not-sodistant-future. Replacing the hot water heater with the latest, greatest, tankless version with instant hot water may not be the best choice as it will take some time for you to realize the cost vs. savings. The same holds true with a kitchen renovation. Upgrading with soapstone countertops and chef grade appliances are more for your enjoyment. A good rule of thumb

would be to stay mid-range for a more immediate return on your investment. Another must before overinvesting in renovations and upkeep items of any kind is to understand who your target buyer is and what kind of assessed value you are looking at, with and without the improvements. Your local real estate professional can do an estimate of value for you that will provide you with peace of mind. For a list of renovations that will afford you the biggest bang for your buck you may contact Robin Banas at 332-8537 or by email at rbanas@

Bright kitchen sink colors are making a splash BY ED DEL GRANDE Scripps Howard News Service Q: Hello, Ed. I’m a big fan of your column and enjoy reading about new plumbing trends. I’m looking to replace my kitchen sink and change the wall color of my kitchen to match the new sink. No matter the weather, I want my kitchen to look bright and colorful. Since you always seem to have the latest information on new plumbing trends, can you suggest some new kitchen-sink colors I can look into? — Dawn, Alabama A: For some years now, white and off-white colors along with stainless-steel sinks have been popular choices for the kitchen. But this year, bright and bold colors from years past have come back with a modern twist. Here are four new kitchen-sink colors I have seen at recent trade shows that are making a splash in the kitchen: • Light Blue: Introduced in the 1920s as a powder-blue color, the new deeper and richer sky-blue colors are now becoming popular because


Green is once again giving a crisp look to kitchens across the country.

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Deeper and richer sky-blue colors are gaining in popularity, here in a double sink. they match just about any wall color or countertop color. • Dark Blue: The darker-blue colors were introduced in the 1960s as a blueberry-type color. Today’s even darker navy colors are great for any kitchen with a nautical theme. • Yellow: Yes, yellow is back from the 1970s! Originally a sunflower-

type color, the new lemonyellow color can give any kitchen a fresh and bright look. • Green: Evergreen colors were popular in the 1980s but went away for a time. With the recent introduction of the applegreen colors, green is once again giving a crisp look to many new kitchens across the country. Bottom line: With these

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SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013 Time: 12:30 PM Very Nice GLASSWARE, CHINA, ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES: Fenton incl variety of glass baskets, vases, figures, floral GWTW lamp & more; several Milk Glass covered boxes; cruets & variety of colored glassware; Imperial slag mallard & woodchuck; Royal Doulton Ladies: Tess, Alice, Maytime, Goody Two Shoes & Her Ladyship, plus Santa Claus; Hummels (30) w/ nice variety of marks; Belleek vase; china deep bowls; plates & related items; Goebel birds & other bird figurines; Goebel monks, 14 pcs; small toby mugs; Sandalware china tea box; Fenton, Hummel & other bells; few paperweights; costume jewelry; Longaberger & other baskets; lg wooden goose; wooden bench; all metal slat park bench; brass face sun & moon dial shelf clock; weather station; ice tongs; sad iron; tins; crocks; hobby horse; high school yearbooks & other local items of interest; Hayner bottles, very nice Sidney, OH, H. Enders, 1857 coverlet; St. Paris Coverlet & much more to be decided upon. COINS AT 1:15 PM: 60 Silver Coins: 6 common date dollars; 5 halves; 30 quarters; 19 dimes, plus a few misc other coins. EARLY AMERICAN MAPLE & OTHER HOME FURNISHINGS: MAPLE: Drop leaf table & 6 chairs; Temple Stuart buffet; china hutch w/ glass doors; open front hutch; dinette set; 2 kneehole desks; spindle back rocker; KS

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HO SCALE Trains, nice large collection, 1950, 1960, 1970, can be seen anytime, 1004 N Dorset Rd, Troy, Buy 1 or all


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